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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Electric Picnic- The Family Way

Our Electric Picnic- En Famille Last year I had a serious sense of missing out and thought that I was the only person in the country who hadn’t been to Electric Picnic.  I decided that 2012  would herald my wellied return to Stradbally and set about planning early.  I got…

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