Diary Entry: County Pride

The Gaelic Athletic Association of Ireland has a lot to answer for. It gave birth to a beast that creates rifts in families, causes even the most level-headed folk to turn fanatical and deranged, and inspires a profound and unshakeable loyalty and pride.

I am speaking, of course, of the ruthless and magnificent game of hurling.

The Irish people as a population have an incredibly strong sense of identity – pit us against any other country in the world and we will rally together in a single force. But when it comes to inter-county relations we will Continue reading

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Diary Entry: Moving Home and Building a Library

So this post is less to do with my writing and more to do with personal experience, therefore I’m categorising it as a diary entry of sorts!

My complete lack of writing-related material is due to the fact that my husband and I have just moved house and I’ve had no room in my mind for anything but Cif cream, tester paint pots and the constant question of ‘where are we going to put everything??’.

In 2010 we moved from Continue reading