The summer holidays have finally arrived but for some parents it can either be a nightmare or a dream. Summer can be an expensive time for parents when your spending endless amounts on days out, to keep the kids occupied. We have put together a handy guide of 49 days out that are completely free and mean you can finally stop worrying about breaking the bank. 1) Natural History Museum at Tring Where: The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP For those of you who are keen learners and want to discover something new this summer, the Natural History Museum at Tring is the perfect place. Here you can find just about everything from British wildlife to dinosaurs and you don't have to travel to London to do so. Providing exhibitions, workshops and activities for the kids this is the best place to relieve your inner explorer with the little ones. 2) Amwell Nature Reserve Where: Amwell Nature Reserve, Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9SN Discover the … [Read more...] about The 49 best FREE days out you need to do in Hertfordshire
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‘I was a good policeman, thrown on the scrapheap. I want them to acknowledge the reason’ Liam was in his Dublin Garda station in 1982, about to hit the streets for his shift on the beat, when they came for him. They ordered him out of the room he was in before stripping him of his uniform. And then it was over. He wasn’t a guard any more. “It was in a passageway leading to the cells they told me I was being dismissed. I was to give them my uniform,” he says of the traumatic event 37 years ago when he was in his early 20s. “There was no sense from them of ‘we’re sorry it’s come to this’ or ‘we don’t understand why it’s come to this’; absolutely nothing. “The sergeant didn’t want me to leave, he wanted me to come back in for the duty the next day and he would fight it. But I just couldn’t do it; no. I didn’t want all these things laid bare.” All these things laid bare? Liam … [Read more...] about 1982: I was a garda. I was gay. I lost my job
Whether you want to be outdoors in the wilds around Westport or simply want to keep the kids entertained with some Easter-themed activities, there are myriad events taking place across the country. DUBLIN Way of the Cross, Phoenix Park Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will lead the Way of the Cross through the Phoenix Park on Good Friday. The procession will proceed from Wellington Monument at 12pm to the Papal Cross. For events nationwide, seecatholicbishops.ie/2019/04/15/holy-week-and-easter-2019/ Cocoa Atelier's Easter egg decorating workshop Try your hand at decorating your own chocolate eggs just in time for Easter with Dollard & Co Irish artisanal chocolate producer Cocoa Atelier. Saturday, 11am and 1pm, at Dollard & Co, Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Tickets €25 with booking fee, eventbrite.ie Red Bull Free Gaff The three Red Bull Free Gaff nights taking place in Ballsbridge, Dublin are fully sold out, but there are still limited tickets to the Sunday Brunch … [Read more...] about Music, mutts and lots of chocolate
Whether you want to be outdoors in the wilds around Westport or simply want to keep the kids entertained with some Easter-themed activities there are myriad events taking place across the country over the weekend and into next week. Here we've compiled a taster of what's on offer this Easter... DUBLINRed Bull Free Gaff Sunday BrunchThe three Red Bull Free Gaff nights taking place in Ballsbride, Dublin are fully sold out, but there are still limited tickets to the Sunday Brunch (12pm to 5pm) with live performances from hip hop and electronic acts across the Garden Stage. You can also check out the bedroom installations and even BYOB which you can compliment with a sample from the pizza menu. www.redbull.ie/freegaff Cocoa Atelier’s Easter Egg Decorating WorkshopTry your hand at decorating your own chocolate eggs just in time for Easter with Dollard & Co Irish artisanal chocolate producer Cocoa Atelier. You will learn about the brand before decorating … [Read more...] about What’s on this Easter bank holiday weekend?