Family Fun in the Kingdom: Hotel Killarney Review

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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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Cinderella Train at Rathwood, Co. Carlow: Review

We were recently invited to review the Cinderella Train and Tea Party at Rathwood, just outside Tullow in County Carlow. The event is aimed at the under 9s and a fortunate clashing party invitation meant that my eight-going-on-twelve year old stayed home with Dad while I brought my six year…

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A Family Break in Galway – The Connacht Hotel Review 

Back when we had two children we used to go on hotel breaks with the kids every year. We’d  use our supermarket tokens to bag a bargain and visited Westport, Cork, Limerick, and Carlow among others. However, since Laoise was born three-and-a-half years ago we’ve gone twice, for a short summer…

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A Girls' Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

I spent the weekend before last on a little island. A real-life island,  in a lake, in Co. Fermanagh. It was bliss. Let me tell you about it. On Saturday morning Google Maps told me I’d be driving for 3.5 hours to get to my destination-  Fermanagh and Wexford are a…

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Natural Born Feeder: Review and Giveaway

It’s great to get something to review that you really want and have had an eye on, and that was the case when Gill Books sent me a review copy of Natural Born Feeder, Roz Purcell’s cookbook. Roz is well known as a model, and started her very popular healthy…

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Hairy Baby Clothing: T-Shirt Review and Giveaway

It’s always easy when someone contacts you to review a product that you have previously bought and loved, and that’s exactly what it was like when Hairy Baby asked if we’d like to try out their Christmas range. We’ve been fans of the Cork based company for years now, pre-kids…

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Review: The Happy Pear Cookbook

I’d heard of the Happy Pear Shop and Café in Greystones, Co. Wicklow long before the book of the same name was published but had never visited so I was very curious to see what all the fuss was about. The Flynn brothers, have been all over the media the…

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Zazzle Review and Giveaway

As a blogger from time to time people contact me to tell me about their new products. This is a great perk, on a crappy day an email asking “Hi, would you like one of these?” is a gamechanger. An email a couple of months ago from Zazzle was the…

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