Triathlon weekend away in Valentia

We were all excited with the prospect of a Sprint Triathlon in Valentia Island in deepest South Kerry on the Ring of Kerry last weekend. Previous years had been warm and sunny. This year was to prove different! As we heard the forecast we decided against a BBQ in the garden of our rented holiday home and opted for a “Four-Alarm” Chilli with the best of Rib-eye beef minced from Roger’s Butchers in Kenmare.

Perfect for family staycations Wolseley Holiday Lodges

Wolseley Holiday Lodges are the ideal location for your family staycation this year. The houses are on the grounds of the fabulous 4* luxury Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Country Club and offer access to a host of family-friendly activities. The Hotel has a leisure centre with swimming pool and kiddies pool and as guests of the Holiday Lodges you can use this free of charge.

and the Grandparents came along too

We were invited to the wedding of one of my best friends this month in Carlow, close to the Kilkenny border. I have two small children (22 months and just turned 7 months) so babysitting is always a challenge for weddings! My parents agreed to mind for us but as we are based in Kenmare, Co. Kerry and my parents live in South County Dublin and the wedding was in Carlow, we needed to find somewhere to stay that would be convenient to all.