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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Our Family Holiday 2016: Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Over the last few years it seemed like everyone we knew was going on holidays to Portugal. We’d been once, about 10 years ago, as a couple without kids and hadn’t gone back since. We decided this year (well, early last year when we were booking)  after our last two holidays were…

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Bumbles Family Travels: A Short Break in Belfast

  Our kids are very lucky, their grandparents live in very interesting places, so they get to see a lot of the country just by visiting them. During the Easter holidays in 2014 we took the kids to visit “Grandad in Belfast”(that’s what they always call him, rejecting his first…

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Bumbles Family Travels: Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park was on our list of places to go last summer, but between weddings and holidays we didn’t make it. We arrived and went in to the Information Centre to check things out. The reception area itself is spacious and modern and has a very nice coffee shop…

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Six Great Family Day Trips in Co. Wicklow

Living in North Wexford we often find ourselves heading north on the N11 at the weekend to check on daytrips to County Wicklow. Wicklow is lush and green, dotted with mountains and lakes, it’s not called the Garden of Ireland for nothing. It’s also easily accessible (even easier since the…

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Mogue's Walk at Wells House

We’re regulars at Wells House, but it’s been a while since we’ve been down there. Usually we busy ourselves on the Lady Frances Walk which we call the Gruffalo Walk (for obvious reasons) and we spend our time spotting fairy doors and race to the wishing well. The last time…

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Ballycross Apple Farm – Autumn 2015 Visit

We had our annual autumnal visit to Ballycross Apple Farm at the weekend, so here’s a little update for this year. You can read all about last year’s visit HERE. The good news is that admission hasn’t changed since last year, it’s €3.50 per adult, €2.50 per child or €15…

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Holidaying around Gorey with Kids (2015 edition)

I was recently asked by a parent of two kids aged 4 and 6 for holiday recommendations for their upcoming holiday in the area. She got me on a good day and I sent her a long email with my list, I didn’t realise quite how long until I stopped typing.…

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