Mothers Day Gifts 2018

mothers day gifts 2018

We are Celebrating Mother’s Day over 2200 Years     Mother’s Day is also known as Mothering Sunday in Ireland and UK. Mother’s Day celebrations date back as far as the ancient Greeks where they would celebrate Rhea, the Mother of the Gods and Goddesses, every spring. The Romans also…

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Back to School doesn’t have to be Stressful

back to school

This week saw children and teenagers going back or starting school or college for the first time. The new school term marks the end of yet another summer. It also marks the end of unstructured days, unmotivated children, constant taxiing and repeated mantras of “I’m bored” for parents. Mark Your…

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Athlone Castle, A Place to Visit

Athlone Castle stands proudly on the banks of the River Shannon in Athlone Town. If you are looking for a hotel near Athlone Castle then Hodson Bay is the perfect choice. Athlone Castle is a fantastic structure with an even more fantastic history associated with warriors and leaders from various…

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Viking Knarr: the longest Viking ship in Ireland and the UK

If you are staying at Hodson Bay Hotel and are looking for a fun activity, we would recommend checking out the longest viking ship in Ireland and the UK. Step on board Viking Knarr, a 21-metre long replica Viking ship and navigate the once treacherous waters of the Shannon. Spark…

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