Coconutty Granola Recipe 

In an attempt to eat less cereal and to be generally healthier I started making homemade granola last year. The shop-bought ones are very expensive and tend to be too filled with nuts or seeds for my fussy one who’s the biggest granola fan. This is the recipe we use,…

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Our Favourite Family Day Trips in Tuscany

We’ve holidayed in Park Albatros in Coastal Tuscany twice now, in 2012 with two small boys and in  2015 with 3 kids under 7. Given the age of our kids we did a lot of day trips that involved eating ice creams in different places, and very few museums. We are…

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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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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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