Orla Ni Sheaghdha

Education

The alarm rings, I hit the clock I look out of my window towards the dock. I put on my uniform and drag a comb through my hair, And wolf my breakfast in the kitchen downstairs. I run for the bus that brings me to school I barely catch it though I try to stay […]

Vintage Sundays

I love Sundays. It was always a family day in my house associated with mass (of course) and family outings and roast dinners. Occassionally it was also the day when we would visit family or entertain visitors. So I don’t really suffer from the “Sunday Blues” that seem to plague other people of my generation. […]

10 Inspiring Fictional Characters

So this idea has actually been stolen from an article I read on Buzz Feed but I thought it was a cool idea. I invite all my friends, men and women to copy this and share your thoughts on 10 fictional characters who inspired you when you met them. First up: 1. Ce’Nedra – The […]

A few reflections on childhood

When I was a young girl, I always had a fascination with stories. As an adult now in my mid-twenties, that fascination has only increased with a tendency towards nostalgia. I’ve always enjoyed hearing about my parents’ childhood experiences and even those of my older siblings which I would have been too young to remember, […]

First Date

I sat on a bench in the park reflecting on the day. I thought back to the first hour of that hazy morning when I was roused by the beep of my alarm. To the lunchtime text confirming our afternoon rendezvous. I remembered the nervous butterflies which guided me on the walk from my house. […]

Being A Star

Someone once said that music is the food of love and that dance is the essence of romance. I can’t recall who first spoke those sage words of wisdom but I do remember that it was my beautiful wife Emer who first said them to me. Indeed, the floated into my mind as I watched […]

Sport: A Valuable Asset In Our Lives

Sport. Something which many people don’t place a lot of importance on, but in reality is one of the most valuable things in life. Whether you are merely a spectator or full on athlete there are several reasons why sport should be valued. As well as bringing people together in a social context from all […]