Bumbles Family Travels:  Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle

We drive through Enniscorthy a lot on the way to Granny’s but we never stop, so the kids think that all that’s there is the two bridges and the shops in between them. I’m determined to see more local attractions this summer so we decided to visit Enniscorthy Castle today.…

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Bumbles Family Travels: A Short Break in Belfast

  Our kids are very lucky, their grandparents live in very interesting places, so they get to see a lot of the country just by visiting them. During the Easter holidays in 2014 we took the kids to visit “Grandad in Belfast”(that’s what they always call him, rejecting his first…

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Bumbles Family Travels: Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park was on our list of places to go last summer, but between weddings and holidays we didn’t make it. We arrived and went in to the Information Centre to check things out. The reception area itself is spacious and modern and has a very nice coffee shop…

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Six Great Family Day Trips in Co. Wicklow

Living in North Wexford we often find ourselves heading north on the N11 at the weekend to check on daytrips to County Wicklow. Wicklow is lush and green, dotted with mountains and lakes, it’s not called the Garden of Ireland for nothing. It’s also easily accessible (even easier since the…

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Mogue's Walk at Wells House

We’re regulars at Wells House, but it’s been a while since we’ve been down there. Usually we busy ourselves on the Lady Frances Walk which we call the Gruffalo Walk (for obvious reasons) and we spend our time spotting fairy doors and race to the wishing well. The last time…

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Break a World Record with the Kids this Weekend in Duncannon

The Sandsculpting Festival is an annual event in my hometown of Duncannon. Ever-inventive the organisers of this year’s event have a world record attempt planned for this Saturday at 2pm on the beach. Imagine the kudos for your kids writing the inevitable “My School Holidays” essay in September to be…

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Holidaying around Gorey with Kids (2015 edition)

I was recently asked by a parent of two kids aged 4 and 6 for holiday recommendations for their upcoming holiday in the area. She got me on a good day and I sent her a long email with my list, I didn’t realise quite how long until I stopped typing.…

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