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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Things to Do in Wexford with Kids over Easter 2018

The Easter holidays are here, the evenings are longer and finally, just finally there seems to be a hint of Spring. The kids are off for two weeks so it’s time to get adventuring and seek out some fun. Here are some ideas of Easter themed events that are on…

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Cork City Break with Kids

Cork City Break with Kids With no holiday abroad planned, and very little planning done for anything else really, a GAA fixture lead us to Cork for our holidays in Summer 2017. The match, played in the newly reopened Páirc Uí Chaoimh was the main attraction (but we lost!)  and…

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Days Out: Greenan Maze, Co. Wicklow 

Our kids like to think they’re very clever, they enjoy puzzles and adventures, special missions and general espionage. There’s not much call for that in everyday life, sometimes you need a daytrip to meet the need. So, with that in mind we headed to Greenan Maze, near Rathdrum in Co.…

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Family Fun in the Kingdom: Hotel Killarney Review

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We hadn’t been to Kerry since Cathal was very small, and had only spent an afternoon in Killarney then as we were based in Tralee. Our last visit to the town for a minibreak was severely restrictedby the Foot and Mouth Outbreak back in the early 2000’s (the National Park…

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Cinderella Train at Rathwood, Co. Carlow: Review

We were recently invited to review the Cinderella Train and Tea Party at Rathwood, just outside Tullow in County Carlow. The event is aimed at the under 9s and a fortunate clashing party invitation meant that my eight-going-on-twelve year old stayed home with Dad while I brought my six year…

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Days Out: Cliffs of Moher Experience, Co. Clare

On the very last day of 2016  we found ourselves in Ennis. (It wasn’t a surprise, we’d travelled there the day before, crossing the country for a friend’s family-friendly 40th birthday party.) We stayed at a hotel that would be retro if it wasn’t all the original decor and enjoyed…

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Santa Visit at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 

As a family we are sometimes are stuck in our ways. If we like something, we don’t see any need to change it, and then, well it sort of becomes a “thing” and then we can’t change it. Take Santa visits for example. Last year (well, every year since 2010…

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