Summer 2016 in the garden

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From the Telegraph

This says it all:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/visit-ireland/11559009/south-east-ireland-travel-experience.html

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Rainy Summer Days

Rainy Days on the Hook Peninsula

Ireland’s weather can be unpredictable, sometimes bringing us the four seasons in one day, it’s always a good idea to plan for a rainy day – especially when the little ones don’t want to be cooped up all day. If your guests are looking for a good way to brighten a rainy day, here are some suggestions from on and near the Hook Peninsula.

Ross Adventure Play Barn is a great indoor play area for children, toddlers and babies. Including bouncy castles, slides and multi activity structures, time will fly by while they play in here. Indoor at Leisure Max Wexford will keep all the family entertained with bowling, play centre, sumo wrestling, gladiator, soccer zorbing, bungee run, air hover archery and pillow basher. The Quad Attack Adventure Centre at Clonroche

Rainy Days on the Hook Peninsula

Ireland’s weather can be unpredictable, sometimes bringing us the four seasons in one day, it’s always a good idea to plan for a rainy day – especially when the little ones don’t want to be cooped up all day. If your guests are looking for a good way to brighten a rainy day, here are some suggestions from on and near the Hook Peninsula.

Ross Adventure Play Barn is a great indoor play area for children, toddlers and babies. Including bouncy castles, slides and multi activity structures, time will fly by while they play in here. Indoor at Leisure Max Wexford will keep all the family entertained with bowling, play centre, sumo wrestling, gladiator, soccer zorbing, bungee run, air hover archery and pillow basher. The Quad Attack Adventure Centre at Clonroche
continues to provide the best all weather cross-country driving thrill for all ages from 6 years upwards. Indoors, the Crazy Corral includes Sumo Wrestling, Bungee Burst & Rodeo Bull with Bouncy Castle for the little ones. Spend an adventure packed morning or afternoon here and live with exciting fun-filled memories forever.
Visit Loftus Hall and take a tour of Ireland’s most haunted house with its dark and mysterious history. The Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross is centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant history. Incorporating guided tours, costumed performers and themed exhibitions.
In the evening, use up the last of their energy with the Kids Disco in Nevilles in Fethard on Sea from 6.30 – 8.30pm every Tuesday & Thursday during the summer or how about the Kids Party Club in The Strand Tavern Duncannon, every Monday during the Summer from 6.30 – 8.00pm; Puppet Show, Disco, Special Guests, Fun & Games to be had.
All Summer long on the Hook Peninsula
Seisiuns at Loftus Hall – Every Tuesday evening at 8.30pm
Hals Ceili Band, Strand Tavern, weekly on Thursday evenings from 9.00pm
Yoga on the beach, Duncannon Strand at 7.30pm, every Friday
Fethard on Sea Local Market, every Saturday during the summer from 10.30am
Live Music in Roche’s Bar, Duncannon, Saturday evenings from 9.00pm
Live Music in Strand Tavern, Duncannon, Saturday evenings from 9.00pm
Kids Disco in Nevilles, Fethard on Sea, Tuesday & Thursday from 6.30pm
Kids Party Club in Strand Tavern, Duncannon, Monday evenings from 6.30pm

Check out all events on and surrounding the Hook Peninsula at
www.hookpeninsula.com/whats-on

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Superhost Award

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Hi Susan,
We’re excited to let you know that you’ve earned Superhost status once again! Thank you for your continued dedication to providing extraordinary hospitality.
Completed Trips: 23
Five-Star Reviews: 94%
Response Rate: 96%
Commitment Rate: 100%

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Busy Easter

We have visitors from Germany, America and Ireland this Easter, but no sign of anybody around the place – perfect weather to be out and about. This is a rare shot of Louis doing some work other than tech support.SAM_1169

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Painting by Gail Cunningham

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Book Launch

book launch 2014An Irish Lineage: A brief historical narrative of the Gifford, Glascott, Symes, Elmes and Brownrigg families in Ireland, and their wider connections (including the Chamneys, Hartricks, Swans and others) by R.Gifford and J.Martin can now be purchased from the Dunbrody Centre, New Ross, Co Wexford and Lisburn Museum Co. Antrim (- or contact Susan, fruithill@gmail.com).
Photo of Susan Devane, Rosemary Gifford, Jenny Martin and John Flynn (l-r)
by Paddy Delaney, New Ross Standard.

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Dunmore East Food Festival

Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun
Dunmore East

21 June 2013 – 23 June 2013

At the 5th annual Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun sample some of the foods, music and craic on offer over three days. Watch the coastguard helicopter practise manoeuvres, visit the RNLI open day, watch the annual blessing of the boats, shop at the farmers markets on Saturday and Sunday, take part in seaweed foraging, sand castle competitions, farm walks, cookery demonstrations, workshops with local producers, regatta in the harbour, sailing events, angling competitions, fish filleting demonstrations, and tee-shirt printing. Or if that’s not enough entertainment for you why not visit the maritime museum, enter the ICA show of competitions, or go along to see the best of home cakes and bakes? Enter your dog in the dog competition, enjoy the local park with games organised by the local scout group and eat out in the various award-winning restaurants and enjoy live music all over the village. Something for everyone at this fun-filled family event

Telephone:+353 (0)51 38 3164

Email: joan@lemontreecatering.ie

Website: www.discoverdunmore.com

Address: Dunmore East, Waterford, Co Waterford

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

Go raibh tú daibhir i mí-áidh
Agus saibhir i mbeannachtaí
Go mall ag déanamh namhaid, go luath a déanamh carad,
Ach saibhir nó daibhir, go mall nó go luath,
Nach raibh ach áthas agat
Ón lá seo amach.

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
quick to make friends,
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

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The Gathering

On the week beginning 9th June we are hosting a Gathering for the Glascott clan, former owners of Fruit Hill House. Their family name is closely connected to the names Gifford and Symes and many other well-known Wexford families whose ancestors arrived here with Cromwell. Many descendants are scattered throughout the world, and have been looking into their genealogy. This year all the research will be put together for an exhibition in New Ross library for viewing all week, and thereafter stored in the library archive. There will be a special tour of the Dunbrody famine ship, acknowledging the role played by the Glascott/Gifford/Symes family in shipping and trade. Historian, author and stitcher, Eithne Scallan, will give a talk on the Ros Tapestry which, like all the events, will be open to all who have an interest in Wexford history. The week will start with an ecumenical service in Whitechurch, followed by a picnic at Fruit Hill on Sunday 9th June. All are welcome.
For more information on Gathering events, see http://www.thegatheringireland.com/

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