A 48-Hour City Break in Paris: Day 1

Sometimes, things happen for a reason. Other times, things happen and you wonder what the reason was. Back in February my friend who lives in the USA was visiting and told us that she  she would be attending a conference in Paris in October, and over a wine-fuelled dinner three of us agreed to go … Continue reading A 48-Hour City Break in Paris: Day 1

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A Family Break in Galway – The Connacht Hotel Review 

Back when we had two children we used to go on hotel breaks with the kids every year. We'd  use our supermarket tokens to bag a bargain and visited Westport, Cork, Limerick, and Carlow among others. However, since Laoise was born three-and-a-half years ago we've gone twice, for a short summer holiday when she was a … Continue reading A Family Break in Galway – The Connacht Hotel Review 

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 long way apart. I broke … Continue reading A Girls’ Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

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 long way apart. I broke … Continue reading A Girls' Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

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 both in Italy, in the … Continue reading Our Family Holiday 2016: Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Bumbles Family Travels: Holidaying with Kids around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula (2016 edition)

It's an annual tradition now, my guide to holidaying around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula. So, without further ado here's what's happening this year: From my previous posts you know that in my opinion Duncannon, my home village is near idyllic and that the Hook Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places on earth … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Holidaying with Kids around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula (2016 edition)

Bumbles Family Travels: Things to do in Wexford When It's Wet 

Someone found my blog a few weeks ago by googling "things to do in Curracloe when it's wet and windy" and I thought I should give the readers and googlers what they want, so here's my things to do in Wexford when it's wet post. By Wexford I mean County Wexford, mostly North Wexford as … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Things to do in Wexford When It's Wet 

Bumbles Family Travels: Things to do in Wexford When It’s Wet 

Someone found my blog a few weeks ago by googling "things to do in Curracloe when it's wet and windy" and I thought I should give the readers and googlers what they want, so here's my things to do in Wexford when it's wet post. By Wexford I mean County Wexford, mostly North Wexford as … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Things to do in Wexford When It’s Wet