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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Six Things to do in Connemara with Kids

– 1. Kylemore Abbey I was surprised how much we enjoyed Kylemore Abbey, we didn’t expect it to be nearly as child friendly or interesting for the kids as it was.  It was one of my five-year-old’s favourite things that we did on our holiday. I wrote its own blogpost…

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Body and Soul Festival 2015 with the Kids: Our Review

I’ll be honest, the day could have started better. We had jobs to do in the morning that we couldn’t reschedule but the tickets had been offered and we were taking them. We packed an overtired toddler, two over-excited boys and clothes for all weathers into the car and headed…

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A Wonderful Weekend in West Waterford 

  Last weekend, thanks to a very generous Granny who took the kids and a prize won nearly two years ago we had a child-free weekend away. It was glorious. We ate, we slept, we drank, we ate and we ate so much more. We were greedy for food, and…

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Our Electric Picnic 2014 (Take 2)

Here’s my second attempt at posting all about our family friendly Electric Picnic. The first one I didn’t mean to publish as it wasn’t finished but then I clicked “publish” by accident, so I deleted it. If you’re one of the couple of people who noticed and were devastated that…

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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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