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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Review(AD): Rathwood Superhero Adventure March 2019

This weekend we were invited to go to the Superhero Adventure at Rathwood in Co. Carlow. We’ve been to Rathwood numerous times before so knew more or less what to expect. so the smallest donned her superhero outfit with great excitement, and her older brothers came along for the promise…

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Days Out: EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum

I was surprised when the boys wanted to go visit EPIC Ireland, their interest was pique when were nearby going to a gig in the Three Arena (is that what it’s called these days, it’ll always be The Point to me!) They got fliers and decided that EPIC looked, well,…

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Wild Lights Dublin Zoo 2018 – What to Expect (Guest)

We were invited guests at the preview night of Dublin Zoo Wild Lights last week (That means we didn’t pay in). We’d never been before so the whole concept was new to us and we didn’t really know what to expect. So what exactly is it? It’s light displays (silk lanterns)…

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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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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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