Orla Ni Sheaghdha

Women can’t be trusted to choose…

That is what you are saying to me if you Vote “No” on Repealing the 8th Amendment in May. This is not about morality it’s about equality – something women have been fighting to get for centuries. I am too young to have seen the struggle for the vote or the right to work but […]

Christmas Wish

This festive time of year Help to spread some good cheer. Give a friend a hug and kiss, Call the loved ones whom you miss. Wear your Santa hat with pride Take your sleigh out for a ride. Be yourself, laugh and cry; Wave the old year goodbye. My wish to you, big or small. […]

Flight to Inis Mór

I eyed the small plane with trepidation, bordering on anxiety. My weekend escape to the west coast had got off to a wet start, having stepped off the bus in Galway city to the teeming deluge, typical of the June bank holiday. The flimsy umbrella I had brought with me crumpled under the sheer force […]

There are Plenty of Fish on Tinder

“You’re too weird for a relationship”. These words were uttered to me by a man I was seeing while we were having a quiet drink after our social club and oddly enough while we were still very much in the honeymoon phase of our liaison. Our year-long assortment of after-club conversations and rendezvous  could not really be characterised as […]

2016 Reading Challenge 

I have seen many posts on reading challenges for the year in previous years and have decided this year to take one up. However, I will go one step further and endeavour to write a review of each book after reading it. This challenge is two-fold: 1. To get me reading more. 2. To get […]

San Pellegrino

I will never forget the first time I tasted San Pellegrino. The hiss of the bottle as I untwisted the cap and the bubbles crashed to the surface. That glorious fizz tickling my throat as I tasted luxury. I was never one for sparkling water but as soon as the bottle touched my lips I […]

Life Lessons you should learn by 25

Have you ever noticed the abundance of philosophical and life-affirming articles dotted all over the internet? People writing golden nuggets of advice (that they may not follow themselves) for the younger generation to live by. I love reading these articles and have even tried to live by some of these wise words myself, particularly as I […]