I’m in Dublin for a few days. Today, Mum and I went for a drive, traveling through Enniskerry and continuing on to the Sally Gap. Along the way we stopped to enjoy the magnificent views of Lough Tae, or the Guinness Lake as it is also known. As we continued our journey there were moments of … More Memory Lane.
Today, I remember my Dad. But then again I remember him every day. He was there for my wonderful childhood and stroppy, difficult teenage years, but gone before I got the chance to show him who I’d become. Dad was stolen from our lives by neurone disease over thirty years ago. Not only did my … More Remembering the only gift my dad ever gave my children.
Here you go, my latest column from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Remember the one about the hell that is teaching your child to drive. Well, here’s the one about the driving test. A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to relive what it was like for men years ago, as they paced outside … More There I am in the paper #63
I’ve been missing in action. A lot has been going on here and sometimes something’s got to give. Unfortunately it was blogging. However I thought I’d pop by and let you know I’m alive, but only just, because believe it or not for two weeks we’ve had ridiculously hot weather. Yes it’s been roasting for … More News Flash. Heatwave hits Ireland.
Here you go, another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Yer man and myself finally get a night away… Last weekend yer man and myself took a night off parenting and headed to West Cork. As we raced out the drive, the sun shone and unbelievably continued to do so for the two … More There I am in the paper #61
Remember the night I was to escape with my friends and the ‘Beast from the East’ scuppered our plans with many feet of snow? Well we rescheduled and yesterday ran away. Once again, being Ireland, you can’t predict the weather and for the second time in a row I managed to defy the odds and … More Beara. Magical Beara.
Donegal is a magical place, where the past is ever present. Visiting last week I was struck by how little it has changed in the twenty-seven years since I last saw it. This trip was something my brother and I had been speaking about for ten years, both of us desperate to once again walk … More Donegal. Memories, old and new.
So I’m back home in Cork, but it’s taking a little longer for my heart to make the journey! Last Friday I traveled to northwest Donegal to the place of so many happy childhood memories. After twenty seven years I was curious to know if the fields and hills were as I’d remembered and to … More Donegal, all I could have wished for.
There are moments in our lives which live with us forever. They may seem insignificant as they happen, yet for some reason stay with us for a lifetime. The same is true for places. I grew up in Dublin, our capital city, yet, be it because of DNA or ‘moments,’ a large part of me … More Turning back time.
Last Friday I was invited to a special lunch with a group of close friends. I always look forward to this occasion as it’s a fun afternoon of wonderful food and plenty of wine. Put in the mix the chat and company of good friends and what’s not to enjoy? However, this was no ordinary … More We thank you, Anam Cara.