If you like that, try this: Steam train fans will love the old Dromad train station in Cavan where the Cavan and Leitrim Railway offers nostalgic tours (Sat, Sun and Mon), including a trip on a restored steam train (cavanandleitrim.com). 11. Kia Ora Mini FarmWhere: Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co Wexford. Why: A petting farm with a playground is always a winning formula for children. Kia Ora Mini Farm does it extra well, with go-karts, mini diggers, sandpits, crazy football (mini golf with a football), a fire engine and a maze to entertain. Close encounters with furry friends are a bonus, and there are exotic animals in residence, too. The warm welcome is another reason families love returning here. Details: kiaoraminifarm.ie; summer opening hours are 10am-5.30pm, at €7.50 per person. Picnics are welcome, too. If you like that, try this: The Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll, Co Cork has an open farm near Mallow where you can visit over 100 donkeys and mules in a tranquil space … [Read more...] about The Irish family bucket list: 25 days out for every price point!
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Peru's Miguel Trauco, right, fights for the ball with Scotland's Kenny McLean during a friendly in Lima, Peru. Picture: AP Photo/Martin Mejia Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean is set to play in the famous Azteca Stadium in Mexico during the early hours of Sunday morning. McLean is with Scotland for a summer tour, winning his fourth cap as Alex McLeish’s team were beaten 2-0 in Peru on Wednesday. Next up is another friendly against a team preparing for the World Cup, with Mexico ranked 15th in the world ahead of the tournament. “Is the Azteca on the bucket list? Of course, everybody’s been talking about it,” the Canaries new boy said, ahead of the game at the 87,523 capacity stadium (1am UK time). “We’ve heard about the numbers that are going to be there – it’s something everyone will want to be involved in and I’m no different to that. “It is an iconic stadium … [Read more...] about ‘Is the Azteca on the bucket list? Of course’ – Canaries midfielder preparing for big night in Mexico
I met my current boyfriend through a family friend a few years ago, and after a while we started seeing each other. As our romance developed, my friend seemed to distance himself from me specifically and I think he was unhappy for us. Anyway I really didn't care I didn't think anything of it. It's now five years later and they are still friends and me and my boyfriend are a great couple, or so I thought. I don't really get on with my boyfriend's brothers, so I always call ahead when I'm visiting to make sure he's home and I don't have to deal with them. Recently myself and my sister were in a supermarket close to his house so I decided to drop in, mainly because I had my sister with me as back up if his nasty brothers were there. We were ringing the doorbell for a while but there was no response, so we just assumed no one was home. Just as we went to leave the door swung open, but no one was standing there so I went inside. My boyfriend was standing in the sitting room acting … [Read more...] about Ask Brian: I found my boyfriend and his best friend sweaty and alone together
There's nothing like a beach holiday to keep the whole family happy - after all, who doesn't love a bit of sand, sea and sun! The best part is that you don't need to go far to find some truly beautiful beaches that are also family-friendly; there are some brilliant gems all across Europe. Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy are all famed for their breathtaking coasts, packed with everything from bustling resorts to tranquil havens for those wanting a bit of peace and quiet. We haven't included UK beaches in this round-up but we have searched out the best UK sandy beaches here if you are after a dose of staycation inspiration. In the meantime, check out some of our top picks of beaches across the rest of Europe below... 1. La Concha, San Sebastian in Spain Spain boasts plenty of brilliant beaches but La Concha never fails to be a hit with both locals and tourists alike. After all, the sand is fine enough to lie on, the waters are crystal clear and ideal for swimming - it's got … [Read more...] about Best beaches in Europe you’ll want to add to the bucket list right now
A heartbroken woman is hoping to make her little sister's bucket list dreams come true after she was given just six months to live. Amie Mills-Annis is fundraising in hopes of seeing Jessica Annis, 24, achieve everything she wants to do before she passes away, like a holiday in Blackpool and a trip to the zoo. Her dreams of seeing Ed Sheeran and Little Mix live in concert will be harder to fulfil as tickets for the disabled section of their shows are sold out. Confined to a wheelchair, Jessica was born with mitochondrial disease, which has caused her to get weaker and weaker by the year. Amie, who is also Jessica’s carer, said: “The amazing thing about Jessica is she has spent the most part of her life fighting a degenerative illness and never gave up. “She is an inspiration to her family and those around her. The strain Jessica has is called Kearne-Sayers Syndrome and is one of the rarest kind. There is no cure and her life has been a balancing act of reacting … [Read more...] about Sister of woman given just months to live desperate to fulfill bucket list