Santa Visit at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 

As a family we are sometimes are stuck in our ways. If we like something, we don't see any need to change it, and then, well it sort of becomes a "thing" and then we can't change it. Take Santa visits for example. Last year (well, every year since 2010 in fact) we went to … Continue reading Santa Visit at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 

A Love Letter to Gorey

I moved where I live ten years ago last week. We bought a house off the plans, the cumulative result of a few pints of cider, the post-honeymoon blues, a late night email to an estate agent and a strong desire to leave Dublin. We're country people. The kind that don't feel easy in Brown … Continue reading A Love Letter to Gorey

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: 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 

Bumbles Family Travels: Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle

We drive through Enniscorthy a lot on the way to Granny's but we never stop, so the kids think that all that's there is the two bridges and the shops in between them. I'm determined to see more local attractions this summer so we decided to visit Enniscorthy Castle today. Having driven back from Cork … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Enniscorthy Castle

Looking for something to do this May Bank Holiday weekend in Wexford? 

It might be Baltic out but it's still the May Bank Holiday weekend, and judging by the traffic on the n11 tonight you must all have come to lovely Wexford for the weekend. If you have here's a few things to do: Wells House have a Knights and Princesses Party on Sunday. Read all about … Continue reading Looking for something to do this May Bank Holiday weekend in Wexford? 

Bumbles Family Travels: John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum

As a child our Sunday drives brought us to one of two places, or so my memory tells me.The first was Hook Lighthouse, where we'd sit and look at the waves in all weathers. The second was inland, to John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum, or Kennedy Park as we always called it. The visit … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum