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: 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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21 Experiences to Gift Families this Christmas

I am a firm believer in reducing clutter and not just giving people “stuff” for Christmas. I’m also a big fan of a good day out, so with that dual purpose I’ve put together this list of Christmas gift ideas for families that are vouchers for doing things as opposed…

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Halloween 2019: 28 Family Days Out

Midterm break is fast approaching and many families are trying to plan their days to avoid some of the cries of “I’m boooored”. If your children try this on my first recommendation is  to follow my guide here.  If you do decide to venture outside the house and engage in…

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Waterford Greenway with Kids

Over the Easter holidays we took a short break in Dungarvan and spent a few hours on the Waterford Greenway, the disused railway line that has been converted to a cycleway and is a hugely popular amenity. At the time our kids were 5, 8 and 10. Our five-year-old can…

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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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Review(AD): Rathwood Superhero Adventure March 2019

This weekend we were invited to go to the Superhero Adventure at Rathwood in Co. Carlow. We’ve been to Rathwood numerous times before so knew more or less what to expect. so the smallest donned her superhero outfit with great excitement, and her older brothers came along for the promise…

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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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