Free Stuff and Things to do during COVID-19 Crisis

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Salthill Services have done up a little Colouring Book  for you. Print off the whole document or individual pages as you wish.

To access all ten books in Folan’s “Extra!” series of Leaving Cert Textbooks, click on the following link: https://cjf.ie/ExtraSeries.

Free minicourse on mental maths for quick calculations.

For all those parents wondering what to do with their youngsters with the schools closed – help is at hand. A wide array of writers and celebrities are now reading and recording children’s stories on social media, to assist the many mothers and fathers rapidly running out of ideas.  These celebrity narrations are hoping to inspire and entertain, and maybe, just maybe, grant you some peace and quiet.

Celebrity book readings are not exclusive to the coronavirus era, and YouTube contains a large archive of children’s recordings narrated by A-listers of all kinds. Courtesy of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Storyline Online hopes to raise literacy in English speaking countries the world over, and claims to record 100 million views per year.

 

Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s collection with a virtual tour at https://www.nationalgallery.ie/virtual-tour.

Experience what life was like for passengers boarding the Titanic in Cobh through https://www.virtualvisittours.com/titanic-experience-cobh/

 

Remember you can get the following radio and TV stations via your TV.

Channel

Radio Station

11

RTE+1

21

RTE news now

22

Tithe an Oireachtas

200

RTE radio 1

201

RTE radio 1 extra

202

RTE 2 FM

203

RTE Lyric FM

204

Radio na Gaeltachta

205

RTE Pulse

206

RTE 2XM

207

RTE Junior Radio

208

RTE Gold

210

Radio Maria Ireland

 

And if you’re asking “What’s the catch with a lot of the free stuff?” — it’s basically twofold. Firstly, many of these services are ad-supported — just like good old-fashioned commercial TV. And secondly, like everything else online, they’re undoubtedly harvesting data from you. So before you sign up and dive in, just keep those two things in mind.

Was going to do a list of things myself but Shane Hastings already has a nice one here https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/

Here’s another: https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-free-stuff-while-youre-stuck-at-home/

Intend to add updates over next few days. Feel free to make suggestions.

 

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