A Wexford Feast

I am a proud Wexford woman, having been born and reared in the county to Wexford born parents, a purebred no less.  I was even careful enough to ensure that my own children have the all important “Place of Birth: Wexford” on their passports and I’ve been known to say…

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Rainy Day Activity: National Sealife Centre Bray

The National Sealife Centre, Bray. We had planned to go to the Zoo on the Monday of our week off in September, but a weather alert changed our minds.  A friend had mentioned the aquarium in Bray as a good rainy day activity and since it’s only 45 minutes away…

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Days Out: Santa at Kia Ora Mini Farm

Santa at Kia Ora Mini Farm It’s not that we are unoriginal or unimaginative or anything,  but the last three years we have gone to see Santa at Kia Ora Mini Farm. The first year we went because there was snow and it was nearby, plus we had a teeny…

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Days Out: Avondale House and Forest Park

Avondale House and Forest Park About an hour south of Dublin, just outside Rathdrum in County Wicklow lies Avondale House and Forest Park.  The first time I was ever there was on a school tour when I was in third class (aged 9), we visited the house which was the…

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Wild and Slow 2012 in Macreddin Village

Wild and Slow 2012 in Macreddin Village Last weekend I went up the windy Wicklow roads to Macreddin Village in Wicklow to briefly check out the Wild And Slow festival being held there. Now, the closest I’ve ever come to foraging is picking blackberries but I was curious to find…

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Our Trip to the Ploughing Match

Going to “the Ploughing” is an Irish institution, but something that for one reason or another I had never done until today. You’ll find all the official information here but here’s my quick (and muddled) post of highlights for us today. We approached on the purple route via Wexford town,…

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