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A walk around Powerscourt Gardens

Last weekend I decided as I had nothing to do and wanted to get out of the house, to go on a trip to Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow Powerscourt House was originally an estate in the 18th century but now most famous for its gardens, which have been voted No 3 in the world by national geographic Thankfully the day I went the sun was out and it was a lovely summers day, which helps when you are spending the ...
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A tour of the Titanic Museum Belfast

 Having a weekend to myself with nothing to do I decided a fun trip would be to go to the Titanic Museum in Belfast. It is approximately an hour and a half drive from Dublin. Having never been in the North of Ireland before I thought it would be a nice day out. Getting There I never realised they do not use the metric system in the North.  This meant I was going at a ridiculously slow speed on the ...
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Bloom in the Park 2016 – Not just a bed of roses

For those of you who don’t know, Bloom in the Park takes place every year in the Phonix Park in Dublin during the June bank holiday weekend. Bloom festival as the name suggests, is a garden festival.  It demonstrates gardens from the most renowned landscapers across the country. When I first heard of Bloom three years ago I didn’t think it was the type of festival I wanted to go to. Flowers are not my forte. As the summer approaches, I usually buy flowers ...
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A visit on a U.S Coastguard Ship

Last weekend a beautiful tall ship from the USA sailed into Dublin Harbour and gave members of the public an opportunity to come on board. The Barque Eagle ship was originally a German owned ship which was seized by the U.S as war reparations at the end of World War Two. The ship is now used as part of the US Coast Guard training.  Every cadet needs to spend a period of time on the ship to become an officer of ...
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A Week In Albuferia, Portugal

If you want to have a cheap holiday with a bit of sun Albuferia is the place for you.   Where to stay – Old town or new town? Albuferia is known in two parts old town and new town. Basically the old town as the name suggests is the original part of the town. The new town is pretty much just a strip of bars and clubs. Both parts are about 20 minutes’ walk away from each other so ...
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Butterbeer and broomsticks – The Harry Potter Studio Tour, London

For the avid Harry Potter Fan, the Harry Potter Studio tour in London is the place to visit where it will transport you back in time to your favourite moments in the Harry Potter Movies. If you are planning on visiting make sure you take a full day out of your schedule in order to give yourself the time to soak in the Great Hall, Gryffindor Common room and Diagon Alley but to name a few. We were told at ...
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Weekend Break in Amsterdam

I absolutely love travelling to Amsterdam it is such a nice city with so much to see and do, you are guaranteed a good time. In Amsterdam they have a really good tram and bus system so even if you want to spend a little less on accommodation that is outside the city centre, with a 10 minute tram journey you will be in the middle of everything. Accommodation I have been to Amsterdam twice, the first time I stayed ...