Bumbles Family Travels: Altamont Gardens, Co. Carlow

When you’re thinking of somewhere to bring the kids on a daytrip a derelict stately home isn’t the first place that would spring to mind, yet here’s another Sunday Adventure based in one. (This one is a favourite too) We’ve visited Altamont Gardens, between Bunclody and Ballon in Co. Carlow…

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Repealed: One Week On

A week has passed. Realisation still comes slowly. We did this. The Eighth Amendment is gone. The women of Ireland have reclaimed our bodily autonomy. The shame is lifting. The moment of the exit poll being announced was surreal. Could it really be? Another, thunder stolen by the first, was…

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Save me from the Whinge!

I’m a parent now almost ten years. I’ve the scars to prove it. Along with the joy, the happiness, the sense of pride and achievement I’ve dealt with the downsides too. I like to think I’ve soldiered through well. I’ve battled colic. At least twice. I’ve removed headlice and soothed…

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Days Out: Arigna Mining Experience, Co. Roscommon

Last summer after our Cork trip we spent a few days staying in Sligo with Granny. We decided to continue the holiday vibe and visit some tourist attractions. One unlikely hit was the Arigna Mining Experience in Co. Roscommon, 40km from Sligo Town. The Attraction Arigna was a working mine…

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The Reasons I’m Voting to Repeal

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We’re four weeks away from a very important vote in Ireland, the vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment to our constitution. It’s too important not to talk about here.  If repealed the effect will be that that equal right to the life of the unborn will be removed from our…

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A Week in Dinners: April 2018

This should be a post about lighter Spring dinners but let’s face it, Spring is yet to show her face around here yet. Therefore there’s a lot of comfort in this instalment of week in dinners. Again I feel like we’re eating the same things a lot so I’d like…

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Things to Do in Wexford with Kids over Easter 2018

The Easter holidays are here, the evenings are longer and finally, just finally there seems to be a hint of Spring. The kids are off for two weeks so it’s time to get adventuring and seek out some fun. Here are some ideas of Easter themed events that are on…

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