Where we stayed on holidays- Canon's Lane, Clifden

I didn’t intend to write a review of the house we rented for our holidays in Clifden, but it impressed us so much I really wanted to share. Canon’s Lane is a small crescent development overlooking a small green, a 5 minute walk from the centre of Clifden. The house…

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Days Out: Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway

I admit I wasn’t convinced when I saw the flier for Kylemore Abbey in our holiday house. My immediate reaction was that it sounded boring, and that the kids wouldn’t like it. Then, I cast my prejudices aside and set about reading the brochure rather than just looking at the…

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A break with kids in Duncannon. Co. Wexford

I was born and raised in the tiny village of Duncannon on the Hook Peninsula in South West County Wexford. The village is on the beach, has a small fishing harbour and is dominated by a Fort that originally dates from the late 16th century (I worked there as a…

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Seven things to do in Wexford with kids

If you’re lucky enough to be holidaying in Wexford this year you might like this little list I’ve put together of some of our favourite things to do around Wexford town. Enjoy, and if you’ve any questions just comment below, or better still tell me all the good stuff that…

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Five things to do with kids in North Wexford

It’s coming up to holiday season, and since so many Irish people come to Wexford on their holidays I thought I’d share some things to do with the kids, whether you’re local or a tourist. Here’s five things that we love to do in North Wexford with our crew, have…

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A Family Holiday to remember

After the neighbouring apartment dwellers offered us a sedative for our one year old, we shied away from foreign holidays. It took three years to brave it again, and with lessons learned from our first disaster we had the best family holiday ever. I wrote about the whole experience for…

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Days Out: Titanic Belfast with small children

  We’re regular visitors to Belfast to see Grandad but haven’t really explored the city or its sights much, so over Easter we decided to address this. Titanic Belfast was top of the list of sights to check out. (OK, I wrote the list, but that’s my prerogative). I wasn’t…

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A Winter Walk at Powerscourt Waterfall

We planned to meet my brother Patrick with Charlene and Jack today, they were going to come visit us, but with such a lovely day and the fact that we didn’t fancy tidying up for visitors we decided to meet somewhere in the middle to let the kids play while…

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Getting in the Christmas mood at Winterval

You know the feeling, it’s early December, the Christmas tunes are on every radio station, the shops are full and every business known to man tells you that they’ve “got the ideal gift this Christmas”. You’ve bought lots of presents, got the Wise Man costume for the five year old,…

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