Lights, Camera, Airwaves

It’s been a great week, a bit of everything which is just how I like it. Firstly my radio show went out on Ballina Community Radio. I was really nervous about hearing myself back but I wasn’t as bad as I expected. I did talk too much and too fast but for a first attempt […]

DJ for a Day

One of the things on my bucket list was to try my hand at being a DJ. I’ve always been interested in radio since I was a young thing. My uncle had lots of different radios all over his house, all tuned to different stations and bands, and all playing at the same time! He […]

Laurel Cottage, Mayo

When I was at the Slow Food Mayo event I met a lovely lady called Brenda. As we were both there on our own we got chatting and Brenda told me all about her lovely cottage and invited me to call over. Laurel Cottage is in beautiful County Mayo. Although it’s very close to Ireland […]

Forest Meditation

This morning I went along to Tubbercurry to join Reiki Concept Therapies in their Forest Meditation session. I must confess I’m rubbish at meditation. It’s hard the keep the hamster that seems to run around on his wheel in my head still for a few minutes. I really like Tanya from Reiki Concept Therapies, she’s […]

Day trip to Connemara

Sometimes the impromptu trips are the best. I had a free day so I headed off to Connemara. My grandparents were born there and I’ve lots of memories of going on holiday and being amazed at how rural it was (compared to where we lived in the UK at the time). I left home without […]

Remembering the Letterfrack Boys

I was in Connemara yesterday and I took a walk around the grounds of GMIT Letterfrack. I found the Letterfrack Industrial School graveyard.  Under the Industrial Schools Act (1888) the purpose of these schools was to ‘care for neglected, orphaned and abandoned children.’ The school opened its doors on 12th October 1887 under the management […]