Blooming Queens

Today I went along to Blooming Queens at the IT Sligo. I must say it makes a change for me to be a Blooming Queen instead of blooming knackered! As soon as I walked in there were friendly faces and a lovely, relaxed atmosphere – and there was cake! It’s always a good day when […]

Festivals in Ireland 2019

The 2018 version of this was my most popular post of the year so grab a cuppa and enjoy reading about some of the best festivals of 2019.This is the perfect guide for those who might be thinking of coming to Ireland and timing it with one of these. Thanks so much to the Irish […]

Dracula Day in Sligo

You might be surprised to know that there is a Sligo Dracula connection!  Bram Stoker’s mother was born in Sligo town and told a young Bram all about the cholera epidemic which killed so many Sligo people. It’s said that the Dracula novel was inspired by these tales. Yesterday saw the first Sligo Dracula Convention take […]

Armistice Day in Sligo

Today I took part in the Armistice Day Centenary Event in Sligo. This event was a collaboration between historian Simone Hickey and the Blue Raincoat Theatre. 609 people volunteered to walk on behalf of the people from County Sligo who lost their lives in the Great War. I took part because my Granddad was one […]

Havin’ a Coffee Annual Fundraiser

It’s hard to believe that it’s over a year since the Havin’ a Laugh coffee mornings began. When I was at my lowest I really missed having people to go for coffee with so I suggested to Blaithin from Havin’ a Laugh that a Social Coffee Morning might be a nice idea for people to […]

Inspiring women

I went to the Women’s Inspire Network event at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin during the week. This is a network of women in business, or thinking of starting a business. The head of the network is the lovely Samantha Kelly aka the Tweeting Goddess. I’ve known Samantha online for many years but I got […]