Days Out: Family Trip to the Saltee Islands

The Saltee Islands lie off the South Wexford coast, visible from Kilmore Quay and the main Wexford – Duncannon road. I’ve seen them regularly them since I was a child but they were like a mythical place to me that I’d never been to. We finally got there this summer,…

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Days Out: Colin Glen Gruffalo Trail, Belfast

BELFAST: Colin Glen Gruffalo Walk The Gruffalo walk at Colin Glen is a walk through a (deep dark) wood in Belfast. The walk is dotted with statues of characters from Julia Donaldson’s much-loved children’s book “The Gruffalo”. Crucially for young children they’re in the correct order. Follow the yellow footsteps…

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Wexford: Arthurstown to Duncannon Walking Trail with Kids

FAMILY DAYS OUT IN WEXFORD: ARTHURSTOWN- DUNCANNON COASTAL TRAIL  May 2021: This new trail isn’t fully completed yet but is open to the public. The coastal walk is due to the hard work of some locals, and it is really paying off attracting lots of visitors already. The path travels…

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What to expect on your Post-Covid Dublin Zoo Visit

I  spent a wet Wednesday afternoon in Dublin Zoo last week with the kids and some of their friends. This was our first post-covid visit so we were wondering what differences that there would be, and I thought you’d like to know too. As it turned out the day was…

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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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