Time to share another of my Irish Examiner, ‘It’s my life,’ columns. Hope it makes you smile. Growing up, I was guilty of believing Dublin was the centre of the universe. For myself, and my childhood friends, where you came from was simple, either you were from Dublin, or the country. Of course, now that I’ve been living … More There I am in the paper #69
I’m back from holiday’s feeling refreshed, my mind filled with a hundred images of spectacular views which thankfully are hard to forget. Sometimes I wish I did social media more so I could share with others the magic of a small village in West Cork called Allihies on the Beara peninsula. For over twenty years … More Allihies… a little piece of heaven.
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
Tonight is the night after last night and I’m slowly recovering. The wonderful thing about a night away with a gang of friends is the memories it creates. Tonight as I sit here, a shadow of the woman I was when I headed away early yesterday morning, I can be heard chuckling at intervals as … More Reflections…
I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us have our own special place on Earth, a place where we can go, either daily or once in a while, which washes over us a sense of peace we can find nowhere else. I returned yesterday from my such a place. It’s a small … More Welcome to Paradise.
When my children were babies I dreamed of a day, many years in the future, when I would enjoy a weekend away without them. I watched others with older children and imagined their easier lives. My ultimate dream was to one day enjoy the sights and sounds of Allihies… alone. Those years have flown past, … More Echoes in the hills of Allihies.
I have returned, reluctantly, to the real world after an amazing weekend in Allihies, courtesy of “yer man”, as a gift for my birthday. In almost twenty years of visiting, I have rarely seen the skies so blue. The words of William Henry Davies sprang to mind on more than one occasion. “What is this … More Welcome to Allihies. West Cork, Ireland.
Have you a place you like to go where you find total peace? Maybe it is indoors within your own home, or a local spot you go to, to walk or to sit. A place that over the years has shared your tears and laughter? I remember when my father knew he was dying he … More Where do you go to find peace?
For anyone who is my facebook friend, you will have read today’s status update, Picnic packed, dog packed,kids ready. Dress code shorts. Off on West Cork mystery tour. Only problem is I’m the driver and I’m pretending I know where we are going, when in fact I’m just winging it! So where did we go, … More We’re off on a West Cork Mystery Tour, you are welcome to join us.
As we begin to see the mountains of Beara ahead my heart always skips a beat. I was born and reared in Dublin. Irelands capital, in a semi detatched house in a housing estate. However my parents came from Donegal in the North of Ireland, and we used to travel there quite a … More Ireland in all it’s hidden glory.