Useful Links

Below is a list of useful links we’ve discovered around the very wide web! Some are friends and others just cool businesses we think you might be interested in. If you would like to submit your link for possible inclusion in the website then please contact us at

General – Gift Experiences – Birthday presents, gift cards and unique gift ideas
Looking for gift ideas? Pick your unique gift from plenty of gift ideas and gifts online from Christening and birthday gifts to Christmas presents, from gift ideas for men to baby gifts. Find fun things to do in Dublin, Cork and things to do in Ireland. is perfect for all of your leisure and gifting needs.

Music Bugs
Award winning company providing fun and interactive singing and music classes for children aged 6 months to 4 years. Franchise opportunities.

PuddleDucks is Ireland’s only on-line company specialising in 100% Waterproof Clothing for Children and Adults. Their range includes waterproof dungarees, trousers, jackets, splash suits and much more!

France Outdoors
Activity holidays for families in the Provence Alps region
Jobs in customer service, IT, sales & retail, administration, hotel & catering. Opportunities in all regions of Ireland.

Pregnancy Planet
Pregnancy Planet is the only community on the web dedicated to pregnant and TTC parents. We provide week by week pregnancy information, symptoms & advice along with parenting tips & solutions, conception due date calculator, celebrity baby news, free TTC tickers & blinkies and much more

Quick Baby Names
Over 20,0000 meaning of names and baby names statistics, all searchable by origins, style, impression, popularity.

Childminding Ireland
National Association for Childminding in Ireland dedicated to representing Childminders on a national policy level and giving advise and information to both Childminders and parents

Chameleon Stationery
Affordable Invitations, Contemporary Designs. Kids Party Invitations available.

Kate’s Cookery School
Wholesome Homemade Cooking Classes & Parties for Children & Adults

Irish Multiple Births Association
IMBA provides support and information to expectant parents and families of multiples

Portal for Irish Education with resources for students, teachers, parents and much more

Thrifty Car Hire
Ireland Car Rental from Thrifty offers all its customers a cheap car hire service.

Living in Ireland
Living in Ireland is an integration resource developed by Crosscare Migrant Project. The resource consists of a and accompanying booklets in Arabic, Chinese, English, Brazilian Portuguese and Russian.

Environmental information across Ireland, this portal to Irish environmental sites provides newsfeeds and events listings, a search across environmental s and an online children’s learning zone providing interactive learning resources is a teaching resource and information site for special needs – with free resources, home teaching course ‘Learning Together’ and shop.

Kids Party Club
Kids Party Club are Ireland’s largest provider of children’s party and educational entertainment. The centrepiece of their party entertainment is a puppet show, but it also includes magic and a disco – and all in the comfort of your own home!

Irish Car Rentals
Budget your family car trips with fully inclusive car rental

Bump Reveal

Kids activity resource guide to help you plan fun days with the kids.



High Quality Personalised Art for Babies & Children. Framed, boxed & giftwrapped. Fun, colourful prints ideal for new babies, christening & birthday gifts.

The Clothes Line
Exchange site for maternity, babies and kids clothes with lots of bargains.


Pirates, Dragons & Moon Monsters
Pirates, Dragons and Moon Monsters is a collaboration between Rab Swannock Fulton and Marina Wild, with Rab providing the words and Marina the images.

Tara Book Co
As an independent Irish company, Tara Book Co offers a wide choice of book titles by a variety of publishers. Tara Book Co are highly committed to fostering and encouraging a love of reading in children, and to supporting and promoting Irish authors and publishers.

Childrens Books Ireland
The national children’s book organisation of Ireland.

2 Plus 4 Publishing
2 Plus 4 Publishing is an independent Irish publisher of children’s books


Patchwork Junior
A fun and informative blog to help get the kids growing their own food


University of Limerick Activity Centre

ULAC provides year round, high quality adventure based programmes to the general public. Specialising in Corporate Training and Entertainment ULAC also caters for School Tours, Kids Camps, Skills Courses, Stag and Hen weekends and Sporting Team Packages.

Renewal Consultants
Renewal Consultants help parents and families to improve their time management and work-life balance. The services provided include: Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Stress Management and Mediation. Renewal Consultants, Creating Positive Change.

Hillview B & B
Family Friendly Accommodation

Disability Info
Midwest Disability Info Resource for parents of children with disabilities & special needs

Park United Soccer Club
Under age football club based in Ennis

Doonbeg Lodge Hotel
5 Star Hotels Ireland – Doonbeg Lodge The Lodge at Doonbeg is one of the finest 5 star luxury hotels Ireland has to offer. Imagine a coastal haven – luxurious yet unpretentious – where world-class golf meets an intimate spa – where every taste is catered to and every request considered.

Dromoland Castle

5 Star Hotels Ireland – Dromoland Castle The 5 Star Dromoland Castle Hotel is located in the beautiful surroundings of Co. Clare in the South West of Ireland. Enjoy a relaxing 5 Star break at one of the finest Castle Hotels in Ireland.


Midleton Educate Together National School
Midleton Educate Together National School – “Learn Together to Live Together”

Renewal Consultants
Renewal Consultants help parents and families to improve their time management and work-life balance. The services provided include: Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Stress Management and Mediation. Renewal Consultants, Creating Positive Change.

Maldron Hotel Cork
Maldron Hotel Cork One of the leading Cork hotels, the Maldron brings you that little bit closer to the delights the city has to offer. The warm, renowned welcome of the Maldron Hotel Cork City staff will make your experience unforgettable.

Cork International Airport Hotel
Cork International Airport Hotel Located only minutes from Cork Airport and just 10 minutes away from Cork city centre this luxurious hotel is the ideal choice for both business and leisure.

Cork – Vienna Woods Hotel
Vienna Woods Hotel Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork is regarded as one of the top hotels in Cork Ireland as it has the perfect location; close to Cork airport yet just a 10 minute drive from Cork City.

Imperial Hotel Cork City Centre
Imperial Hotel Cork City Centre The Imperial Hotel is ideally located in the premier shopping and commercial district of Cork city. An ideal base for a short weekend city break, or as focal point from where to tour the scenic South West of Ireland, the Imperial enjoys a near-perfect location.


Really Grand Events
Children’s entertainers and entertainment

Brazilian Soccer School
Brazilian Soccer Schools are Soccer Academies teaching the skills & techniques that have made Brazil 5 times World Champions

Wellbeing, Fit and Inner Harmony
Wellbeing, Fit and Inner Harmony offers different kinds of holistic treatments and classes, specialising in baby and pregnancy.

Since opening in 2001 Draiocht has reached right to the heart of the people it serves in Dublin 15 and its environs to provide stimulating and accessible arts programming. Over 50,000 people a year attend performances, exhibitions and family days.

Grafton Litho
You want it…. We print it….

Thrifty Car Hire
Ireland Car Rental from Thrifty offers all its customers a cheap car hire service.

AG Stage Academy
Singing, Dancing & Acting for Children

Dublin City Childcare Committee
The Dublin City Childcare Committee is here to assist people in the Dublin City area with their childcare needs. If you are a parent looking for a childcare provider or if you are interested in becoming a provider yourself then we can help. If you have any questions about the services we provide and the community that we serve then why not get in touch? We would love to hear from you!

Dublin City Centre – Maldron Cardiff Lane Hotel
This 4 star Dublin 2 Hotel is ideally located overlooking the Grand Canal Theatre and close to the O2, Croke Park, Aviva stadium and minutes’ walk to the Convention Centre Dublin making it the perfect location for a Dublin City hotel break.

Citywest Hotel Dublin – Maldron Hotel Citywest
This superb Citywest hotel Dublin is located on the Naas Road, just 9 miles from Dublin city centre. The new Luas Citywest Line will bring guests from our Citywest Hotel all the way into Dublin City Centre

City Hotel – Maldron Parnel Hotel
This stylish, boutique hotel in Dublin is located just a short 2 minute walk from O’Connell Street and is conveniently located on the main bus route from Dublin Airport and within 10 minutes from the main rail terminals.

Tallaght – Maldron Hotel Tallaght
Maldron Hotel Tallaght’s doors open onto Tallaght Business Park, Square Shopping Center & Tallaght Hospital. Located on N81, exit 11 off the M50 and accessible to city centre via Luas, bus or taxi, it is one of the best located hotels in Tallaght. Facilities include gym, pool and free parking.

Castle Hotel Ireland – Clontarf Castle Dublin
Clontarf Castle Hotel is located just two miles from Dublin City Centre and just five miles from Dublin Airport. This unique luxury hotel in Dublin provides a modern aesthetic built around an ancient form.

Dublin City Hotels – Burlington Hotel Dublin 4
Deep-rooted tradition with a cosmopolitan twist, The Burlington Hotel is one of the premier Hotels in Dublin City boasting luxury 4 star hotel accommodation close to many Dublin attractions and event venues..

Hotels in Dublin City – Arlington O’Connell Bridge
As one of the most conveniently located hotels in Dublin City, the Arlington Hotel O’Connell Bridge is close to all visitor attractions, business, shopping and theatre districts.

D4 Hotels – Schoolhouse Hotel Ballsbridge
The Schoolhouse Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin 4 is ideally located just minutes from many of Dublin’s visitor attractions including the fashionable area of Grafton Street, Trinity College, Temple Bar, St. Stephen’s Green, The National Museum, The R.D.S and Landsdowne / Aviva Stadium.

Hotels Dublin City Centre – Brooks Hotel
Brooks Hotel is regarded as one of the finest Hotels In Dublin City Centre, located on Drury Street and within a few minutes’ walk of Dublin’s famed Grafton Street, Temple Bar and Trinity College. The central location of this luxury boutique hotel makes this hotel ideal for your break in Dublin City.

City West Hotels – Louis Fitzgerald Hotel
One of the most modern 4 star hotels Dublin has to offer, the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Newlands Cross, is designed with the requirements of business and leisure guests in mind and offers an unparalleled level of service.

Dublin Hotels City Centre – Arlington Hotel Temple Bar
This 3 star Dublin hotel offers a prime location making it one of the most conveniently located Dublin hotels in Temple Bar and a perfect place to stay while attending the many events in Dublin City.


Galway Arts Centre
Children’s Arts classes throughout the year

International arts festival for children held in Galway every October

Macnas, the community based Arts & Theatre Company with exciting Annual Parade during Galway Arts Festival

Athenry Heritage Centre
Award-winning centre bringing the medieval town to life

Brigit’s Garden
Family-friendly gardens taking you on a journey through the sacred spiral of the seasons into the heart of Celtic mythology

Galway Atlantaquaria
Ireland’s National Aquarium, home to the country’s largest display of marine and fresh water life

The House Hotel
A luxurious boutique hotel in Galway, located in the heart of Galway. The House hotel represents the ideal “home away from home” with its cosy atmosphere, chic style, excellent facilities and personalised service.

Galway East Tourism
Visitor information for Galway East, includes Family Fun section and Family Activity Trails to download

Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara
Georgina Campbell Family Friendly Hotel of the Year 2009

Go Connemara
Information on activities, accommodation, eating out, shopping, events, and much more for the Connemara Loop

Point Blank Gym
The Point Blank Fitness Centre provides martial arts classes for Kids and all the Family

Renewal Consultants
Renewal Consultants help parents and families to improve their time management and work-life balance. The services provided include: Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Stress Management and Mediation. Renewal Consultants, Creating Positive Change.

Family First Homecare
Providing help for New Mums, emergency childcare and special needs kids in Galway

Maldron Hotel Galway
The Maldron Hotel is one of the leading three star hotels in Galway. Amenities include quality hotel accommodation in Galway, Stir restaurant and bar, superb Club Vitae leisure club and meeting rooms. This family hotel in Galway boasts a playroom and an outdoor playground

Clifden station house
Clifden Station House Hotel & Self Catering Apartments in Connemara Galway: Anyone who loves relaxing, shopping, wining and dining will feel instantly at home at the Clifden Station House Connemara Hotel. This amazing West of Ireland hotel is located in the heart of Connemara, Co. Galway. Make it the centre of your holiday experience, for a short or long stay.

Hotel Meyrick
Hotel Meyrick: One of the leading Galway hotels, Hotel Meyrick combines a stunning Victorian hotel with a superb location – the delights of Galway City are right on your doorstep with many shops , theatres, restaurants and nightlife all a short walk from the Meyrick Hotel in Galway City.

Park House Hotel
At the Park House Hotel in Galway you are guaranteed exceptional service and luxury accommodation in Galway. With its superb and convenient location in the heart of Galway city centre, the Park House hotel is close to an abundance of amenities and offers secure parking.

4 Star Hotels Galway – Pillo Hotel Galway
The 4 Star Pillo Hotel & Spa Galway is within walking distance of Galway city centre and just 15 minutes transfer from Galway airport. It boasts luxury accommodations and is the perfect location from where to base your stay.

The g Hotel Galway – 5 Star Hotel
The g Hotel Galway: ESPA at the g, one of the top urban spa hotels in Ireland. Reflecting a relaxed timelessness of contemporary elegance, nothing has been spared in its beautiful design, superior quality of finish and spa experience.

Galway Bay Hotel
The Galway Bay Hotel is an award winning 4 star hotel nestled along Salthill’s promenade and only a 5 minute drive from Galway City. This is the perfect location for family holidays in Galway with a vast range of local activities to suit everyone.

Clayton Hotel Galway
Clayton Hotel Galway Experience one of the finest hotels in Galway located minutes from Galway City Centre and Galway Airport. This luxury 4 star hotel in Galway City boasts Tribes Restaurant, The Enclosure Bar and Bistro, Q Health and Beauty, a leisure centre & kids club.

Hotel Clybaun


Luxury Hotels Ireland – Carton House Hotel & Spa Resort
Carton House, a luxury 4 star hotel in Ireland, located in County Kildare, only 20 minutes from Dublin. This luxury resort hotel boasts 2 golf courses, Spa and state of the art conference facilities and an exquisite wedding reception venue.

Clanard Court Hotel
Clanard Court Hotel Athy

Sensational Kids
Sensational Kids


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Art Projects for Kids
Art Projects for kids exists to raise the profile of art in schools, give children hands-on experience of the design process,generate money for your school-and have some fun along the way! We believe in nurturing creative thinking in children.We also believe in well-funded,well-resourced schools.Through a variety of art projects, Art Projects for Kids enables schools to raise funds while providing stimulating activities for children that result in a finished product that can be treasured forever.

Off We Go
Off We Go! books prepare children for everyday experiences and improve language and social skills. They have proven to be of benefit for children with special needs and in particular autism, as well as any young child. The Off We Go! series support kids to partake in activities that they might otherwise find overwhelming, decrease parent stress levels, while at the same time provide a valuable learning tool.

Renewal Consultants
Renewal Consultants help parents and families to improve their time management and work-life balance. The services provided include: Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Stress Management and Mediation. Renewal Consultants, Creating Positive Change.

Maldron Hotel Limerick
The Maldron Hotel Limerick The Maldron Hotel in Limerick boasts well appointed Limerick hotel accommodation, the superb Club Vitae Leisure Club, extensive dining options, high quality conference facilities and a wide range of guest facilities.

Woodlands House Hotel Adare
House Hotel Adare The Woodlands House Hotel is just minutes from Adare Manor Golf Club and within easy driving distances of many attractions, Shannon International Airport and Limerick City. This Limerick Hotel is a choice destination for a luxurious stay in Limerick – whatever the reason for your visit.


Look West
The definitive giude to living, working and doing business in the Western Region


Meath Hotels – Johnstown House Hotel
Johnstown House is a luxury 4 Star Spa Hotel ideally located in Enfield Co. Meath, only 35 mins from Dublin and Dublin Airport. This luxury Meath hotel combines luxurious hotel accommodation in Meath with a variety of culinary delights, a traditional atmosphere and an extensive health spa.

Smiths Self Catering Accommodation
Smiths Self Catering Accommodation is located in the centre of Kells in County Meath. All our rooms are en-suite and are a nice alternative to staying in a B&B without the expense of a Hotel or the inconvenience of sharing in a Hostel. Rates start at €30 per night.


Bridge House Hotel
Offaly Hotels – 4 Star Bridge House Hotel Accommodation Tullamore


Benwiskin Centre
Self Catering Hostel Accommodation in North Co Sligo. Perfect for families looking to explore the North West

Harbour View Holiday Homes
8 self catering houses in North Co Sligo with spectacular views of the Dartry Mountains, Bunduff Lake, Classiebawn Castle, ullaghmore, Donegal Bay and Inishmurray Island

Independent Hostels
Come and discover Ireland through our network of hostels, both rural and urban. All our member hostels offer you a guarantee of good old fashioned Irish hospitality, providing low cost accommodation in a relaxed, clean and friendly environment.


Ballyelland Pottery
Artisan Shop and Studio which runs children’s and adult classes

Bui Bolg
Ireland’s premier street theatre, entertainment & community art company

Failte Wexford
Wexford’s Tourism Guide
Baby Massage classes with a qualified International Association of Infant Massage Instructor.

Rosslare Holiday Resort
Rosslare Holiday Resort is located in the South east of Wexford and boasts more hours of sunshine than any other part of the country.

Gorey Skate Club
The Promotion and Development of Skateboarding, Inline Skating and BMX in Gorey and the Surrounding Areas

Maldron Hotel Wexford
Maldron Hotel Wexford Situated just five minutes from Wexford town, the Maldron Hotel and leisure centre Wexford introduces a contemporary hotel product to the area, which exceeds a three star Wexford accommodation standard, featuring excellent facilities and service.

Funky Goddess
The Funky Goddess ‘Welcome to Womanhood’ keepsake is a starter set, gift box for a girl’s first period, a little Goddess in training.

Wexford Arts Centre
Delivering vibrant and inspiring contemporary arts programme in historic landmark building in the heart of Wexford.