As you may well know the schools are all closed and the children are on holidays. Of course being in Ireland means it rains far too much and kids get bored indoors very easily. I have tried in earnest to explain that "being bored" is part of school holidays and entertaining oneself is not a bad idea. The concept was totally lost.
Yesterday we went to Kilkenny for the day. I love trips to Kilkenny, friendly people, lots of nice shops (you have to go into the sweet shop in Market Cross inside the arch from Monsoon), coffee shops, and really great architecture.
Kilkenny castle is a very impressive building, we've been to the park around it a few times but never inside until this week. Its actually well worth a visit. A family ticket is Euro14 or Euro6 an adult, children under 6 are free. It was restored in the early 1990s so there is plenty of rooms to see.
There was no dragons but plenty of puddles for splashing in!
I did manage to have a quick look in a couple of charity shops and came across the picture of the boy below.
Happy 4th July to you all!
All the best,