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Groovy Grandmother’s Day at Hosfords

Slow Food West Cork and Slow Food Cork City present the third annual International Grandmother’s Day at Hosfords Garden Centre on Sunday 17th April from 2pm. photo credit: subewl The day includes: Demos of Traditional Skills such as baking and sausage making Horticultural Talk on Fruit Trees by John Hosford Kid’s Colouring Competition – themed “In [...]

Review of Kool Kids Children’s Activity Centre

Kool Kids Children’s Activity Centre, 9 Corlurgan Business Park, Ballinagh Road, Cavan, Ireland As we were in Cavan visiting Granny for the past few days, we decided to take the opportunity on one of the rainy days to visit Cavan’s latest indoor children’s activity centre. I headed with the 3 middle children as eldest was [...]

Review of Cavan Town Playground

Cavan Town Playground,Cathedral Road, Cavan, Ireland Excellent, safe playground for older children but slightly less so for toddlers. This is the local playground when we stay with Granny and the kids have gotten great mileage out of it over the past few years. It’s relatively new, approximately 4 or 5 years old as far as [...]

Review of Co Cavan Swimming and Leisure Centre

Co Cavan Swimming and Leisure Centre, Drumalee, Cavan, Ireland Good, large swimming pool with plenty of room for children to splash around. As we’re up visiting Granny at the moment, myself and the eldest 4 headed to the local swimming pool yesterday. This is a 25m “L” shaped pool, basically the small part of the L [...]

Review of FAI Soccer Summer Schools

FAI Soccer Summer Schools Excellent week’s training and fun for 7 to 15 year olds. The 8 year old recently completed the local FAI run summer soccer camp. He had a fabulous time and was worn out after the week’s activities. The camp ran from 10.30 till 3 every day and there were boys and girls from aged [...]

Review of Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park, Carrigtwohill, Cork, Ireland Yesterday the weather looked good so we decided to head to Fota Wildlife Park for a family day out. I had been there last year with the 4 kids whilst pregnant and we’d had a very enjoyable day so we were all looking forward to it. Although it opens at [...]

Review of LeisureWorld Bishopstown

LeisureWorld Bishopstown, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland Great place for a very enjoyable, relaxed family swim. Last bank holiday Monday, the kids were getting antsy so I decided to bring the 4 older ones swimming, to expend some of that excess energy and hopefully have some fun in doing so. So off we headed to [...]