Banna Music Fest

Banna Beach Resort just outside Tralee in County Kerry is going to be THE place to be over the October Bank Holiday weekend with lots of entertainment planned for guests.

Halloween Howl in Kenmare

This year will see the biggest and best Halloween Howl Festival take place in Kenmare over the October mid-term break and Bank Holiday Weekend and the main event – the Halloween Howl Parade will take place on the 31st October followed by games and hot chocolate in the Square! Ghosts of years past, witches, warlocks and ghouls will be coming out to play and will make Kenmare the scariest town in Ireland this Halloween.

A great day out when staying at Wolseley Holiday Lodges this Easter

If you are looking for something fun to do with your kids while staying at Wolseley Holiday Lodges at Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Country Club, then look no further! Rathwood Centre, just a five minute drive from Mount Wolseley, has a family-friendly Easter train running from Saturday 23rd March right through till Sunday the 7th […]

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.

The Highest Mountain in Ireland

Carrauntoohill is Ireland‘s highest mountain standing at over 1,000metres which by international standards is low but on scenery and beauty it is among the best. My walk with my 14 year old son Cormac took place at the end of August a beautiful sunny day with no clouds. We opted for the well known Brother […]

Top ten things to do in Kerry and Ireland

Scuba diving in Kenmare Bay!! Yes alot of people think of the Red Sea, The Barrier reef which are for sure among the best but not easily accessible when you live in Ireland! Recently my son Cormac and his two friends attended a Scuba Diving Course for four days in Kenmare Bay. Their instructor was […]

Reading and writing in peace!

the pages to the chosen destination effortlessly. The beauty of doing this in a self-catering house is you select the peace and calm.You don’t have to think about all the jobs that you do at home. There is no busy hotel lobby with voices pulling your attention away. I’d imagine that writing in a peaceful […]