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    Vote for Us!

    A hundred years ago women could not vote. A hundred years ago we also did not have the internet. But now we have both… so you can vote for this darling blog in the Blog Awards Ireland, 2015, where we have been shortlisted – for […]

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    Cork Midsummer Festival Burning Bright

    Tonight we headed up to the city for a night of art, in Cork, a former European City of Culture. Sometimes we forget just how great Cork city is. Having been spoiled by the wonders of London and Kyoto, it often pales in terms of […]

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    The Gayest Day in Irish History

    I went to bed at 1am last night. After a joyous evening of Eurovision and Twitter celebration. Seeing images of the rainbow-coloured flags flying over Dublin Castle. The rainbow-coloured balloons on the #HomeToVote trains from London. My husband rolled over and said – “You OK?” […]

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    #CreateChange

    It’s not everyday you get to create change on a national scale. Today is one of those days. One of those days which democracy rules… and the power is returned to the people. Use it well my friends.   Today Ireland votes whether or not […]

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    Passion in Colour – Food, Books and Art at Ballymaloe LitFest 2015

    This weekend is the 3rd annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine – to give it its full title – LitFest to friends – foodie heaven, jam packed with inspiration round every corner and yumminess on every plate. It’s a place where I […]

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    Dream Gathering 2014

    Where does any funky Irish-based, festival-loving dreamer hang out? At the Dream Gathering of course. Held on the weekend of the Super Moon. Despite having flu I was NOT going to miss Dream Gathering 2014, which I had booked early bird tickets for the whole […]

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  • Belonging – Of Soul Friends and Heartlands

    I was gifted a beautiful book, Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World – by my own dearest soul sister. She gave it because she knows what feeds my soul. And she knows how deeply I was recently hurt by being judged harshly which reawoke my […]

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  • 10 Reasons Why I Hate my Bank

    I am FUMING after another lengthy and crappy encounter with my bank. I went in to pay 3 cheques and close a business account and three days later am still fuming. But life is good for us really. Our house is not currently being repossessed. […]

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  • The Gathering: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to the Land of Broken Dreams

    2013. The year of The Gathering. “The what?”, I hear you ask, if you’re not from these climes… The Gathering… “Cead mile failte.” The traditional Irish greeting of a hundred thousand welcomes is being proffered by the Irish tourist board and government, as an initiative […]

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  • The Voice of the Child… Really?

    Tomorrow we get to vote. In another flipping referendum. Ostensibly for ‘the voice of the child’.Who would oppose that, right?But what ARE we voting on? And why? And why now?  In the midst of economic meltdown. On something that no one knew needed changing. And most […]

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