Eithne Shortall: A ‘holiday’ abroad with young kids is more threat than treat

There’s a lot to be said for the glorious boredom of a family holiday at home

The beach is an ideal destination for a summer holiday in Ireland with young children, avoiding the stress of airports, flights and luggage limits

Greetings from the bedroom of a holiday home in south-west Mayo. I have snuck away, leaving my partner to herd our children into the car and off to the beach. The weather is decidedly dull; we haven’t seen the sun in hours. But since when has that ruined an Irish holiday? In many ways, the grey skies are welcome – less stress about missing a spot during suncream application, or them getting sunstroke when they ...