Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort 

Travel and adventure starts at home, so last week I brought the boys (in fact, the extended family) to visit the main attraction in my home village, a place I worked for a month on a student job scheme in the 1990's. Duncannon Fort is tucked in a prime position in the village, between the … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort 

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)

Break a World Record with the Kids this Weekend in Duncannon

The Sandsculpting Festival is an annual event in my hometown of Duncannon. Ever-inventive the organisers of this year's event have a world record attempt planned for this Saturday at 2pm on the beach. Imagine the kudos for your kids writing the inevitable "My School Holidays" essay in September to be able to say to say … Continue reading Break a World Record with the Kids this Weekend in Duncannon

Holidaying with Kids in Duncannon, Wexford (2015 edition)

We're back into holiday season and people have been asking me again about Duncannon, the beautiful village on the Hook Peninsula in South West County Wexford where I was born. I continue to be a proud ambassador. I wrote all about it last year The village is on the beach, has a small fishing harbour and … Continue reading Holidaying with Kids in Duncannon, Wexford (2015 edition)

Key-ping my cool pays off at midterm

The boys were off school this week for midterm break and we'd lots of plans. On Monday morning we got up, each packed their own bag to go stay with Granny and Grandad (I checked them to ensure there was underwear and not just toys). We had breakfast (and second breakfast), lined the bags up … Continue reading Key-ping my cool pays off at midterm

Making the most of the early darkness with a new family tradition

Around the time that the clocks changed last  October the boys started to get very interested in darkness and night time. They got spooked if we were out after dark and asked "Is it midnight,  it looks very late?" One night, Ciarán complained to his Daddy and I that he never got to "go out … Continue reading Making the most of the early darkness with a new family tradition

A break with kids in Duncannon

I was born and raised in the tiny village of Duncannon on the Hook Peninsula in South West County Wexford. The village is on the beach, has a small fishing harbour and is dominated by a Fort that originally dates from the late 16th century (I worked there as a tour guide one summer). It's … Continue reading A break with kids in Duncannon