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On the beach

We all headed to Fountainstown Beach this morning. Myself, Suzanne, Jake and four dogs – two of our own and two that we’re doggie-sitting this week. It’s a lovely beach and great for walking the dogs when the tide is out. We felt it was our own personal beach this morning as we had it completely to ourselves. We’re lucky. 

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Splish Splashing

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Jumping for Joy

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PuddleDuckers Out and About 6

The latest in our series of customer stories and photos comes from Orla Henihan from Co. Mayo.

 Orla’s son Conn loves wearing his PuddleDucks dungarees and jacket for splashing in puddles, digging the garden, and taking trips to visit grandad and his “big tractor”. Orla tells us that Conn is getting great mileage out of his PuddleDucks wet gear and really likes puddles, muck and digging.

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They’re great photos Orla. Many thanks for sending them on.

We still get great satisfaction out of seeing children like Conn having mucky fun in their PuddleDucks.

If any other customers would like to feature their stories and photos on the blog please drop us an email at info@puddleducks.ie.

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Easter Activities for Kids

Today is the first day of the School Easter Holidays. It can be a long couple of few weeks for parents and after a few days you might be looking for interesting events to keep the little ones busy and happy. Click on the links below for lots of things to do over the Easter Holidays:

Easter Listings at MyKidsTime.ie in Galway, in Dublin and in Wexford.

Easter Camp Listings on Schooldays.ie

Easter for Children on DublinKids.ie

Easter Events on RollerCoaster.ie

Easter School Holiday Events on KidsCamps.ie

And a few local Cork events:

Go Wild at Fota Wildlife Park

Alien Workshop at Blackrock Castle Observatory

And remember if it’s an outdoor activity don’t forget to pack your PuddleDucks!

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On the Beach Video

Our latest Animoto video – a compilation of some of our PuddleDucks photos taken on local beaches.

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PuddleDuckers Out and About 4

The next in the series of PuddleDuckers Out and About comes from Sorcha Healy from Co. Cork.  Sorcha posted the photo on our Facebook page and has kindly allowed us to post it here too. The photo shows Sorcha’s children Eibhlin and Ruairi having fun on the beach in Garretstown, Co. Cork, wearing their PuddleDucks Extra Tough Jackets and Dungarees Sets.   Sorcha takes up the story:

We were at Garretstown beach and it was bright but windy and the tide was out.  Ruairi (age 2 1/2) rolled danced and generally marinated himself in the salty sandy/water.  Eibhlin danced and jumped and splashed and many people out walking admired the outfits and commented on what a great idea they were!

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 It was such a pleasure to let them play to their hearts content and – never mind the dirt- not to get wet and cold and miserable!. Since then the gear has met the acquaintance of the garden hose and the muddy vegetable plot in the back garden with perfect protection. Well done on quality products and I’m always delighted to support quality Irish businesses.

Thanks Sorcha and thanks too to Eibhlin and Ruairi for your great modelling of the gear.

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Don’t be a Dark Horse

Hurray! Spring seems to be here at last. These are the days to get out and about and enjoy the great outdoors. It’s also a good time for a reminder for anyone out cycling, walking or riding on the roads. Make sure you are visible on the roads!  

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High visibility gear can literally mean the difference between life and death. It allows a driver travelling at 50kph a further 3 seconds to see you – that’s an extra 60 metres to react and avoid a potential accident. It’s just a short distance – but one that could potentially be enough to save your life.  Spring mornings and evenings can be quite hazy and even on bright days ensuring that you are as visible as possible is a simple way to help protect yourself. And how often does the weather change while you are out. You head out in nice sunshine only to return in dull and hazy conditions.  

 These days many councils provide High Viz Vests free of charge for adults and we, of course have our own High Visibility Range for children.  See the range here.

So don’t be a dark horse!  Get some high visibility gear and help protect yourself and other road users.

— Suzanne

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Snowday in Cork

It’s rare in Cork to wake up and find the world covered in white. So when the opporunity is there it has to be taken – a snowball flight before school!  With no time to waste it was on with the waterproofs (straight over the pj’s) and out into the snowy garden.

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There was plenty of snow for lots of snowballs so we all got covered in the white stuff and even the dogs joined in rolling in the snowy grass.  And even though Jake was a bit late for school I’m glad we did it because by lunch time it had all melted away.

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PuddleDuckers Out and About 3

The next in the series of PuddleDuckers Out and About comes from Mandy Berkeley from Co. Wicklow. The photo below shows Mandy’s little girl, Faye wearing her PuddleDucks All-in-One Suit while attending Rally Ireland a few weeks ago.

Mandy left this note on our Facebook Fan page:

Just back from the rally. Just wanted to let you know that the all in one was fantastic, it lashed rain all weekend and my little miss was perfectly warm and dry. Thanks so much for getting it to me by Thursday we wouldn’t have been able to go without it. The picture is of her getting her lunch and it was pouring down. Thanks so much and we are delighted to be a fan.

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Thanks Mandy for sending on the photo and feedback.

If any other customers have photos they’d like me to feature here, please email me at info AT puddleducks DOT ie.

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PuddleDuckers and the Whale

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Here’s a photo from Cork’s Evening Echo showing the Walsh brothers on Courtmacsherry Beach to see the unfortunate fin whale who beached there a few weeks ago. Aidan, Michael and Alphie are all proudly wearing their PuddleDucks Waterproof Suits. It’s a great shot. Thanks to their mother, Amy for letting us know about it and to Rob for scanning it.

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Get Out and About this Weekend

It’s shaping up to be nice winter weather for the weekend – dry, and cold with sunny spells. Check out the latest forecast from Met Eireann here.

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So why not leave the Christmas shopping behind for a while and get out and about in one of the Coillte Forest Parks. Here’s a list of them:

Ards Forest Park, Co. Donegal – details here

Avondale Forest Park, Co. Wicklow – details here

Curragh Chase Forest Park, Co. Limerick – details here

Donadea Forest Park, Co. Kildare – details here

Dun a Rí Forst Park, Co. Cavan – details here

Farran Forest Park, Co. Cork – details here

Guagan Barra Forest Park, Co. Cork – details here

Killykeen Forest Park, Co. Cavan – details here

Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon – details here

Rossmore Forest Park, Co. Monaghan – details here

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