Days Out: Eagles Flying, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

We visited Eagles Flying near Ballymote, Co. Sligo last weekend (July 2020). We’d heard about it from friends so decided to see it for ourselves. I phoned ahead to book tickets, we paid. It’s about 20 minutes from Sligo town in the deep countryside near Ballymote. The site is a sanctuary…

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Days Out: Johnstown Castle, Wexford

Johnstown Castle has been on the Wexford family days out list for years, but last year it got some refurbishment and a new playground so we were keen to visit to try them out. We visited in June June 2020 when there were Covid19 restrictions in place, and on a…

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Days Out: Greenan Maze, Co. Wicklow 2020

We used to go to Avondale House a lot a few years ago and often wondered about the fingerpost sign that we’d pass near Avoca which pointed to “Greenan Maze”. We went one day to explore and have gone back every year since, it’s a firm fixture in our summer…

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Days Out: Wexford Lavender Farm

If you’ve ever been on Instagram you’ll know that lavender fields are very popular places to take photographs. Wexford Lavender Farm ticks this box but goes way beyond to provide a lovely day out for the family. We go here often as it’s not too far from where we live…

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Days Out: Woodstock Gardens, Co. Kilkenny

We visited Woodstock Gardens in South County Kilkenny a few weekends ago (July 2020). I remember coming to Woodstock as a child and loving to explore, but it’s about thirty years since my last visit! The attraction  Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge, Co, Kilkenny, the ruins of an old house and the…

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25 things to see and do in Wexford with kids

Since we are currently confined to our county borders I’ve been thinking a lot about the wealth of things to see and do within my home county of Wexford. I’ve put together this list of some of the best family friendly things to do in the county, whether you’re living…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Volume 4

Lockdown continues and so does my lockdown diary.  I’m not really sure if anyone is interested in reading, but a lot of the purpose of a blog is to record things, so I’m doing that for me here. Saturday April 18th Another Saturday hanging around at home in our 2km…

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Fourteen Great Family Holiday Destinations in Ireland

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Due to circumstances beyond our control it looks like staycations will be the most popular summer holiday this year. As a family we’ve holidayed all around Ireland and know what works for families, so here are some of our favourite family holiday destinations in Ireland, in no particular order. This…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Volume 3

Welcome to the third instalment of my lockdown diaries, or covid-19 diary, which I have simply called a diary of unprecedented times because who knows what will happen next! You  might notice that I have moved away from Roman Numerals in the title as it sounds like this series may…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Vol II

Let’s pick up where we left off in Volume I. Friday, March 27th I’m exhausted though and don’t wake til 10.30am. My last day of taking steroids and I am starting to feel stronger. By the time I come downstairs the kids are at the kitchen table in pyjamas doing…

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