abortion in Ireland

How the Catholic Church can prevent abortion in Ireland

Whether pro-choice or pro-life, I think we can all agree that generally speaking, the fewer abortions the better. When a woman becomes pregnant, the ideal situation is that she feels sufficiently supported – emotionally, financially and practically – that she wants to and feels totally capable of raising a child. But that’s not always the […]

25 reasons I’m in love with Galway

Shortly after I moved home to Ireland in December 2015, I dashed off this post about things I love about Galway. I just rediscovered a more in-depth post I wrote on my old blog on the same topic, so I thought I would share it. Don’t forget to leave a comment with your favourite things about […]

18 things I love about Galway

Three weeks in, I’m loving being at home in Galway. Here are some of my favourite things and happiest memories of the town of the Tribes. If you’re Galwegian, add to the list. If you’re not, here are some of the reasons you need to put Galway on your bucket list. 18 things I love […]

Shit people say to… Irish people

I’ve become a fan of these youtube sensations lately. My favourites thus far are ‘shit people say to feminists’ and ‘shit people say to twins’ – highly amusing ‘funny ’cause it’s true’ ways to pass three minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn0t1EkPe4c So, that got me thinking, how might a ‘shit people say to Irish people’ go? Some of […]

Being Irish: We’re just lovable rogues, really.

It’s great to be Irish. We’re loved worldwide. In the last year we’ve had Obama, the Dalai Lama and even the Queen over for tea. We can be drunk at any time of day and it’s not only acceptable, but somewhat expected. Fiddles, Riverdance, our sense of humour, red-haired wholesome cailini and a pint of […]

Tipping – who, what, when, where and WHY?

“Oh God. This is so awkward. I don’t know what to do. Is this too much? Too little? I mean the food was great but the service was shoddy. If I don’t leave anything will they sneeze in my food next time?” I hate tipping. Not so much because of the actual money, though that […]

Singing in Public

Alternative title: Why kids are awesome. Some people in life are born with mellifluous, angelic voices that send you into spasms of naughty pleasure at the first note. Others are not. I feel no shame in saying I fall into the latter category. Over the years I have come to accept that when I eventually […]

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