Tramore. Beach, sand, sun and arcade machines – any child’s paradise. We went down last week and it made me wish I was a child again. It’s a no-frills spot but fits the bill if you are aged from about seven to 15.

Having absorbed the thrill of the Red Arrows on the Bray seafront at lunchtime, we took off down the spine of the east coast, zigzagging through the three Ws of Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford (with a little bit of Kilkenny sandwiched in between).