So a wee bit about me. I’m 45, married with one amazing little daughter. Live in Oldcastle in the north-west corner of Co. Meath (that’s in Ireland just in case you didn’t know). I have an overactive imagination and lots of mental drive but don’t always have the time to do everything I want to do !!
I love to cook, read, write, garden, eat, chat and ponder. Frequently I try to do more than two of these at once! I have a passion for history and have an unfinished PhD in Irish women’s history. One day I will rescue it from the cupboard in my daughter’s bedroom and knuckle down to it again. I have a degree in History and Irish Studies from Liverpool University and a Masters in Historical Research also from Liverpool. Amongst other things I have worked for Amnesty International and Liverpool University, doing event management and fundraising in both places.
I completed a course in Community Development with NUI Maynooth over a year ago which was a complete eye-opener for me. I always secretly prided myself that I was aware of community issues and knew a fair bit about community work – well I was wrong! This course has been hugely stimulating and is making me look at the world in a different way.