First week of November is a school holiday for the kids giving us a week off from school to do something. Bummer, I filled out some tax paper work incorrectly and the pay checks have been encumbered with emergency Irish taxes to the tune of a bit over 60%. Small […]

Belfast holiday


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Three weeks ago, yes it took me that long to find enough round tuits to finish this post, Millfams first trip off the Irish maintain was last weekend. Our first destination was Berlin Germany to see the sights and visit Wes and his wife Cari. The kids were surprisingly chipper […]

Berlin Trip


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We went for a ride to the eastern end of the red line LUAS yesterday; to the Point. We’d planed on going for an hour walk then taking the LUAS back home. We ended up walking most of the day and clocked about 12km before we made it back home. […]

The Point to home – walk



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The Great Colin O’Neil  took us to his family farm in Wexford a few weekends ago, and made our kids cry in the most amazing way possible! By dressing up as a dinosaur and chasing them down in a forest. I guess it has been about three weeks now; super […]

Colin Farms – Wexford


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Maddex has been into looking at paper maps of the area and checking maps on his phone lately. A week or two ago he found a place he wanted to explore on the map and told Michelle and I all about it. Then he mapped out the route we’d need […]

Howth Weekend


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Khaleesi turns three on Friday and we typically designate a week plus or minus a bit  as a birthday extravaganza for the kids and we do our best to dedicated the time to adventures. Khaleesi asked to go to Paris for the weekend but the cheapest tickets available started at 100 euro. […]

Limerick and King Johns Castle



Two of my four kids are old enough to have to pay for the LUAS tram system in Dublin which uses LEAP cards for payment. When we arrived in Dublin we purchased a LEAP card for everyone who needed one. In an attempt to avoid misplacing the kids cards I […]

Holes in your LEAP card


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For today’s adventure we’re off to walk along the Dublin grand canal for a bit then turn left down Harold’s cross road to the Mount Jerome cemetery. Looking around the city via satellite photos the other day I noticed a massive different coloured section that looked a large like a […]

Mount Jerome Cemetery


Today we meandered down to the LUAS station boarded a tram and took it to the end of the line; Stephens green in the old part of Dublin. We’re on a mission to explore, check out some more thrift shops, see a castle, open another bank account and put some […]

Old Town Dublin – First Visit



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Millfam has been in Dublin for a whole week now,  it sure seems like longer, but it hasn’t been. We’ve been going non stop since we left the USA a week ago and I doubt we’ll slow down anytime soon. Monday tucking Maddex into bed he says ” Dad, it already feels like […]

Week One In Dublin