Posts by Annette

Four Acorns visit Mont Saint-Michel / Quatre graines de chêne au Mont Saint-Michel

A few hours only after getting off the ferry in Cherbourg, we found ourselves strolling on the medieval streets and...

Irish summer / Eté irlandais

You know it’s summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer. Hal Roach Well, if the way Squirrel and Pebbles...

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Garden party at the presidential palace / Garden party au palais présidentiel

Sure, what else would you be doing of a Friday evening than attend a garden party at Áras an Uachtaráin,...

Hell & Back – A whole lot of muddy fun / Partie de plaisir dans la boue

Going to hell (and back) was very muddy and a whole lot of fun! Today, three of the acorns took...

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Slow adventures in lovely Leitrim / Aventures au fil de l’eau en Leitrim

It’s been a week since we came back from a relaxing weekend of camping in lovely Leitrim. Yet our canoeing...

We all are the Climate Generation – an interview with Lorna Gold

Friday 24th May is the big day. The day of the second global school strike for climate. With only 1...

Lough Gur – Land of myths and history / En terre de légendes et d’histoire

Who would have thought that Ireland’s Ancient East would stretch as far west as Limerick?  As a matter of fact,...

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Errigal – Family trek to the top of Donegal / Randonnée au sommet de Donegal

We were lucky with the weather. The Easter weekend in Ireland was allegedly warmer than in Mallorca, one of the...

Forest camping in Curraghchase, Co Limerick / Sous la tente dans la forêt de Curraghchase

This was our very first time in Limerick. A few years ago, we holidayed on the Ring of Kerry and...

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Powerscourt in full bloom for the Tulip Festival / Powerscourt en fleurs pour le Festival des Tulipes

On coming back from a glorious Easter weekend in Northern Ireland, on what turned out to be the only sunny...

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Easter egg hunt at Urney Fort / Chasse aux œufs de Pâques à Urney Fort

An ancient ring fort, the sweet fragrance of spring flowers in the air, four acorns and some chocolate – Easter...

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Luggala – Walk to the cliff side / Randonnée côté falaise

This is the acorns at the top of Luggala in the Wicklow Mountains, with the one and only Guinness Lake...

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Remembering Philomena on Mothers’ Day

It’s been a strange Mothers’ Day. Heavy heart. Grief. But also connection and gratitude. Philomena Canning, outstanding midwife and tireless...

Never too small to make a difference / Pas trop petits pour faire une différence

Global School Strike For Climate – Friday 15th March, 2019 2,083 events in 125 countries on every continent 1.6 million...

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Four Acorns have a sauna / Quatre graines de chêne prennent un sauna

Hot, cold, hot, cold – today we tried the mobile sauna in Glenmalure, Co Wicklow. In-between sweating sessions inside the...