Days Out with Kids: Viking Splash Tour, Dublin.

Back around the turn of the millennium, when my husband (then boyfriend) and I shared a duplex with two friends from college, we would be awoken from our slumber on Saturday and Sunday mornings to the roars of “vikings” beneath our bedroom window. Our apartment complex was right beside where…

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Days Out: EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum

I was surprised when the boys wanted to go visit EPIC Ireland, their interest was pique when were nearby going to a gig in the Three Arena (is that what it’s called these days, it’ll always be The Point to me!) They got fliers and decided that EPIC looked, well,…

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Climbing a Hill and Learning A Lesson.

You know how we like to go on family days out? I post pictures on instagram of happy smiling children enjoying the fresh air. Good, outdoorsy, wholesome stuff. Family fun. Lots of our family days out are like that. But I’m also committed to keeping it real. So for balance…

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Days Out: Avondale House and Forest Park

Avondale House and Forest Park About an hour south of Dublin, just outside Rathdrum in County Wicklow lies Avondale House and Forest Park.  The first time I was ever there was on a school tour when I was in third class (aged 9), we visited the house which was the…

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