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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Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort 

Travel and adventure starts at home, so last week I brought the boys (in fact, the extended family) to visit the main attraction in my home village, a place I worked for a month on a student job scheme in the 1990’s. Duncannon Fort is tucked in a prime position…

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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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Key-ping my cool pays off at midterm

The boys were off school this week for midterm break and we’d lots of plans. On Monday morning we got up, each packed their own bag to go stay with Granny and Grandad (I checked them to ensure there was underwear and not just toys). We had breakfast (and second…

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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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Mother’s Day Past

Mother’s Day means a different thing to me these days than it did when I wasn’t a mother myself. Back in the 1980’s when I was growing up, as the eldest of six children (although the youngest 2 are ’90s kids) I took it upon myself to organise the Mother’s…

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A Bit of “Mammy and Me” Time

We went on our “midterm holidays” last week, a sleepover in Granny’s- “Mama says that we can stay TWO nights” Cathal told anyone who would listen excitedly. Getting up the first morning the sun was shining so we decided to go for a walk on the beach and survey the…

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