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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Days Out: Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway

I admit I wasn’t convinced when I saw the flier for Kylemore Abbey in our holiday house. My immediate reaction was that it sounded boring, and that the kids wouldn’t like it. Then, I cast my prejudices aside and set about reading the brochure rather than just looking at the…

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A break with kids in Duncannon. Co. Wexford

I was born and raised in the tiny village of Duncannon on the Hook Peninsula in South West County Wexford. The village is on the beach, has a small fishing harbour and is dominated by a Fort that originally dates from the late 16th century (I worked there as a…

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Five things to do with kids in North Wexford

It’s coming up to holiday season, and since so many Irish people come to Wexford on their holidays I thought I’d share some things to do with the kids, whether you’re local or a tourist. Here’s five things that we love to do in North Wexford with our crew, have…

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Days Out: Titanic Belfast with small children

  We’re regular visitors to Belfast to see Grandad but haven’t really explored the city or its sights much, so over Easter we decided to address this. Titanic Belfast was top of the list of sights to check out. (OK, I wrote the list, but that’s my prerogative). I wasn’t…

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A Winter Walk at Powerscourt Waterfall

We planned to meet my brother Patrick with Charlene and Jack today, they were going to come visit us, but with such a lovely day and the fact that we didn’t fancy tidying up for visitors we decided to meet somewhere in the middle to let the kids play while…

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Getting in the Christmas mood at Winterval

You know the feeling, it’s early December, the Christmas tunes are on every radio station, the shops are full and every business known to man tells you that they’ve “got the ideal gift this Christmas”. You’ve bought lots of presents, got the Wise Man costume for the five year old,…

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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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