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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Wexford Pride

I’ve always been proud of where I’m from. If you know me or if we have ever met me, it’s probably one of the first things you found out about me. I’m Wexford through and through, a purebred I tell people. (Whether they ask or not) My father is from…

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Family Fun in the Kingdom: Hotel Killarney Review


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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Communion Reflection


“Communion Year this year isn’t it?” “Yes, not til May though, it’s ages away” Date announced, bouncy castle booked, save the date texts sent. Communion Meetings since before Christmas. The Do This In Memory Programme. Masses. Candles. “Are you all set for the Communion?”  “Sure it’s months yet” The outfit bought spontaneously…

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Algarve Family Holiday: Zoomarine – worth the money?

We had a few ideas of things we wanted to do when we were on holiday in the Algarve but some places we couldn’t escape at all. Everywhere we went we were bombarded by Zoomarine ads, fliers, billboards, photos of dolphins and people in life jackets hugging them. We’d decided we’d…

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Cabin Max Kids’ Luggage: Review

The kids are getting to the stage where they want their independence, they want their things to be separate from everyone else’s and they want control over their own bits. This is really highlighted when we travel. We used to pack 2 big bags when we went away, one for…

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