Hotels in Ireland for Families of Six

Hotels in Ireland with rooms for families of six It can be difficult to find hotel accommodation in Ireland as a family of six. Most hotels require that you book two rooms, which doubles the bill. Here is a list of hotels that I have independently checked that can accommodate…

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Hotel Review: Park Hotel, Dungarvan

Park Hotel Dungarvan

We have spent time as a couple in Dungarvan in the past and I had been keen to bring the kids as I knew there was loads to do in the area. We booked a 2BB & 1 Dinner Easter Deal online on The Park Hotel Dungarvan website, there’s an…

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Review: Fiesa Sand Sculpting, The Algarve

We had seen many many signs for Fiesa Sandsculpting on both our trips to the Algarve and it looked impressive. So, on a very hot day in July 2018 we decided to go visit. It’s located near Lagoa, which is between the bigger towns of Albufeira and Portimao. We drove…

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Life Goes On

Every now and then when things are floating along nicely something happens to stop you in your tracks. In the midst of pre-communion chaos, one call did it. Check-up. Kept in. Hospital stay. Tests.  Day release for the communion, “one of the great days out of my life” according to…

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Waterford Greenway with Kids

Over the Easter holidays we took a short break in Dungarvan and spent a few hours on the Waterford Greenway, the disused railway line that has been converted to a cycleway and is a hugely popular amenity. At the time our kids were 5, 8 and 10. Our five-year-old can…

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She is Six

I don’t write a birthday post for each child each year, because life is busy and sometimes birthdays pass us by in a rush. This year, because things are just so hectic and there is so much going on I felt that it was even more important to sit down…

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Stealing A Look

I stole a glance, hoping that he wouldn’t see.  I’ve been warned often enough not to do embarrassing things. There he was among his friends, chatting and laughing, confident. I saw something new, something that’s been around a while  but I’ve been ignoring it, pretending that it’s not there. He’s…

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Weekend City Break in Amsterdam: The Highlights

I recently (February 2019) spent two nights in Amsterdam with some friends on a girls’ weekend away. It was my first time in Amsterdam, and after a great weekend I am determined that it won’t be my last. A weekend isn’t enough to see everything but it’s plenty to take…

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Self Catering Accommodation in Hotel Grounds in Ireland

Sometimes the thoughts of the whole family sharing one room can be, well, a bit much and having a kitchen can make mealtimes easier and more affordable when you’re travelling with the family. Self-catering is the ideal option, but you end up missing out on hotel amenities. The perfect solution…

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Days Out with Kids: Viking Splash Tour, Dublin.

Back around the turn of the millennium, when my husband (then boyfriend) and I shared a duplex with two friends from college, we would be awoken from our slumber on Saturday and Sunday mornings to the roars of “vikings” beneath our bedroom window. Our apartment complex was right beside where…

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