I’m a writer, daughter, sister, friend, and, in recent years, girlfriend of a young Irish farmer.
Born and raised on the beautiful North West coast of Ireland in a small seaside town called Portstewart, I now live in Dublin, where I also work as a content and community manager for a growing tech startup.
After leaving Portstewart at 18 to study at Stirling University in Scotland, you could say that I took the long way home. Between graduating in 2006, and “unemigrating” back to Ireland in 2014, I spent time living in San Diego, California; Galway Ireland; Santa Monica, California, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
It’s been said that writing makes sense of life, and I’ve certainly had plenty to make sense of over the years. I’ve chronicled some of my experiences on CountryWide (RTE Radio 1), in the Irish Times, the Independent, on Kildare FM, and in the Irish Farmers Journal / Irish Country Living, where I have a column on the laughs and lessons that ensue when the worlds of a “townie” and a farmer collide.
This blog is a platform where I can share these stories and more — raw, unedited, and “straight from the horse’s mouth,” so to speak!
I hope you like it 🙂