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: 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 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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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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Climbing a Hill and Learning A Lesson.

You know how we like to go on family days out? I post pictures on instagram of happy smiling children enjoying the fresh air. Good, outdoorsy, wholesome stuff. Family fun. Lots of our family days out are like that. But I’m also committed to keeping it real. So for balance…

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Days Out: Avondale House and Forest Park

Avondale House and Forest Park About an hour south of Dublin, just outside Rathdrum in County Wicklow lies Avondale House and Forest Park.  The first time I was ever there was on a school tour when I was in third class (aged 9), we visited the house which was the…

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