In recent years we have seen graffiti transformed from what was once a criminal act to accredited art, so is it time to invest in this form of street art? With towns littered with dilapidated buildings, unused stores, grime filled alleyways, should we be looking to commissioned graffiti pieces as a way of cleaning up… Read More Graffiti, Art or Criminal Act?
The Rose of Tralee Festival gets underway this week with the 2018 Rose of Tralee being crowned on Tuesday the 21st August. This time last year I was in their shoes and know exactly the excitement, nerves and surrealism she will be experiencing. The Rose of Tralee continues to remain popular, not without criticism of course, 59 years… Read More Rose of Tralee, Outdated or Modern Celebration of Women?
The Summer is in full swing and already there have been festivals and concerts that bring music lovers, food fanatics and even exercise enthusiasts together. I may not get to a festival this year, but I am lucky enough to get to Marlay Park to see Bruno Mars, thanks to 98FM who picked me as… Read More Festival Survival Tips & Tricks
The Heatwave has landed! The sun and the heat thankfully returned to our Emerald Isle and although we are all struggling to sleep and dress for work in this glorious weather you can be sure we are also going to make the most of it. After our fabulous weather at the beginning of the month… Read More The Do’s, Don’ts & Top Tips for Surviving Summer
Love Island is back and like everyone else I am absolutely obsessed with it, even to the point that I’m watching Love Island Australia (the DRAMA IS REAL on LI AUS). I also have a weekly slot on Galway Bay FM discussing it with the fabulous Alan Murphy every Thursday where the listeners also get… Read More Love Island – What I’ve Learned So Far
Bloggers versus the RSA is the latest scandal to hit the Irish ‘Influencer’ community that has been coming under increased scrutiny of late. If you have yet to hear anything about the RSA Bloggers controversy let me give you a little backstory. The Road Safety Authority ran a ‘Killer Look’ campaign recently, the sole purpose… Read More Bloggers Versus the RSA – Chose Your ‘Influencer’ Wisely
As I sit here, making the final preparations for my big day on Saturday, cleaning my sash and crown, I am overcome with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Saturday is my last ever day as the 2017 Louth Rose, I will hand over my sash and crown to the newly selected 2018 Louth Rose… Read More 2017 Louth Rose, A Reflection
In this weeks post I am going to address that referendum! Now before you go closing the page or rolling your eyes thinking that I’m going to starting listing of reasons why you should vote YES or NO, know that I am not here to tell anyone what to do, unlike the Eighth Amendment (OK I… Read More Eighth Amendment Referendum – My Plea To Ireland
As the current Louth Rose and in anticipation of my trip to Belarus with Chernobyl Children International I hosted a fundraising event on Friday 26th January in Russell’s Saloon Gin Emporium in order to raise much needed funds. I am delighted to report that it was a fantastic success and the incredible amount of €1,060 was raised! The… Read More Chernobyl Children International Fundraiser
It’s the New Year and by now we have seen a whole host of ‘New Year, New Me’ statuses and articles littering our social media or papers. Resolutions are expected to be made and with these resolutions comes a lot of pressure. Pressure we put on ourselves to change. We are only a couple of weeks into the new year and if you haven’t… Read More New Year Goals, Not Resolutions!