By Judy Buckley, Natasha Fitzmaurice, Maiken O’Byrne, Siobhan Cullen
With the help of some mums of multiples, here are a few of the places we’ve come across and highly recommend for bringing twins, triplets or more.
One of our favourite places is the JFK Arboretum, 12 km south of New Ross in County Wexford. We go for long walks with the buggy looking at all the different kinds of trees and then go and feed the ducks. There is a great playground with picnic tables around, a very well stocked café nearby, a miniature train track and horse carriage tours. It is open all year – more details on http://www.heritageireland.com/en/South-East/TheJohnFKennedyArboretum/
Carrigbyrne Mini Farm, Carrigbyrne Hill, Co. Wexford
Ballycross Apple Farm, Bridgetown, Co. Wexford
The Wexford group meets on the second Monday of every month in Leisure Max in Drinagh, from 10.30 to 12.30 and entry is 5 euros per family, or 2 euros for families-to-be of multiples. The next meeting takes place on Monday 9 November. Check the MyChat forum for updates of the following month’s meeting or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Irish Multiple Births Association www.imba.ie provide support from parents of multiples to parents of multiples. If you would like more information on the IMBA, please see our newly designed website www.imba.ie You will see a list of our many discount providers which all help keep the costs down when you have or are expecting multiples.