Posts by Annette

A guided family hike in the Mournes / Randonnée guidée dans les Mournes

This weekend we went on the first ever guided family hike by Every Treasure. And what an adventure it was!...

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Bluebells in Kilbroney Park / Jacinthes des bois à Kilbroney Park

Just when I started to think we wouldn’t see any bluebells this year, we came across this meadow in Kilbroney...

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Wild camping a little closer to the stars

Three days of uninterrupted sunshine, of cooking over the campfire, and chilling out by the river. Three days of back-to-basics...

7 tips for hiking with kids / 7 conseils pour la randonnée en famille

So you want to go hiking with kids but you wonder how to go about it. Or you have tried...

Gorse flower ice cream / Glace aux fleurs d’ajonc

Gorse flowers are a foraging “hidden” gem.  Gorse (Ulex europaeus), also called furze or whin, is extremely common in Ireland, to many...

Hiking on sunshine to Arts Lough / Randonnée plein soleil à Arts Lough

I had forgotten how breathtakingly beautiful Glenmalure is. How wildly remote. How starkly serene. There is something alpine about the...

Is it spring yet ? / C’est bientôt le printemps ?

Most of you think it’s April. But it is actually the 96th of January. Anyone else tired of this seemingly...

Win 2 nights camping in a tree tent with Tipi Adventures!

#ad Last November when we were invited by Tipi Adventures Ireland for a night of wild camping in a tipi,...

Cool Planet Experience

Have you heard of Cool Planet Experience yet? It’s a brand new high-tech interactive museum on climate change located at Powerscourt House,...

Adventures R Us – join the club! / bienvenue au club !

Those of you who follow the Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne Facebook page, may have noticed the launch last...

Sledding at Powerscourt / Séance de luge à Powerscourt

Of course a sunny spring-like St. Patrick’s Day weekend would have been nice… But as the saying goes, When life...

#MySundayPhoto – Green Day / Jour vert

When a leprechaun dressed up as Spiderman hails in the long weekend ☘… That Ireland won the Six Nations’ Grand Slam by beating...

Hiking the Slieve League cliffs / Randonnée sur les falaises de Slieve League

Last April, Brian and I hiked together the highest sea cliffs in Europe – Slieve League, Co Donegal. You may remember...

Winter lingers at the Powerscourt Waterfall / L’hiver s’attarde à la cascade de Powerscourt

We didn’t expect to still find snow at the Powerscourt Waterfall. After all, a week after Ireland’s worst snow event in...

#MySundayPhoto – Snowmageddon

So Ireland just went through its worst snow event since 1982, a.k.a. Snowmageddon. It took the collision of two weather...