Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Beach

My parents live by the coast in County Meath. Their house is a 15 minute walk from the beach and we really love staying there. During the Summer it is fab to bring the boys down to the beach with their buckets and spades, collecting shells and pebbles and discovering jelly fish and other sea life. Our Summer beach trips always involve ice-cream from the van on the beach followed by a trip to the amusements and some funfair rides.

We love visiting all year round though and just spent a few days there this week as it is mid-term break here in Ireland. Being die-hard beach fans we rugged up and went for a lovely brisk morning walk. The tide was out leaving lots of treasures like seaweed and drift wood for the boys to explore. 

At this time of year ice-cream is replaced by gorgeous hot chocolate at the beach café. Plenty of marshmallows and shaved chocolate on top, yum!

My sister and her family also live in County Meath and the cousins all love getting together especially at the local indoor funfair :-)

County Meath is full of historical sights and we usually visit one on each of our trips. It is also very close to County Louth and this time we went to see this beautiful Church in Drogheda (pardon the fuzzy phone pic) which houses the preserved head of Saint Oliver Plunkett (sounds a bit gruesome but my eldest thought it was pretty cool).

We always come back from our trips nice and relaxed yet refreshed at the same time and of course my boys love getting spoilt by their Nana and Grandad and aunties! Can't wait for our next visit :-)

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