17th April 2014 Helen 4Comment

For anyone in Dublin this weekend I’d highly recommend you get yourself St Anne’s Park in Raheny for the Battle of Clontarf millennium festivities. We popped up today to get a sneaky peak of the set up. With two days to go until the battle re-enactments, the set-up is unbelievable and the atmosphere is great. Already the park is filled with tents, props and armies. There’s an entire camp full of freezing Vikings staying there and running displays of crafts, fighting and just camp life. On Saturday and Sunday the main events will be re-enactments of the Battle as well…

28th December 2013 Helen 2Comment

I’m lovin’ ‘the Lull’ – the days between Christmas and New Years, even better than the main events. There’s absolutely nothing that needs doing, nowhere we need to be and whole days can pass when nobody in the house gets properly dressed. The kids are loving it.  I’m slightly fearful that Himself will actually refuse to ever get dressed again but that’s literally next year’s battle. Herself is only mildly more co-operative – but only cos she has the smarts to want to show off her new pink monkey to anyone who’ll look. The Lego tower in the kitchen is…

22nd October 2013 Helen

  Our local – and very active, Educate Together group have announced they are organising a Winter Market. It’s on in St. Anthony’s Hall in Clontarf on Saturday 30th November between 10 and 4.   Entry is free – and the fair will feature one of the first sightings of Santa! Craft makers can rent stalls by contacting events@educatetogethernc.com.