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A little bit about me.
I grew up in a family business and then went on to have my own successful business as a professional classical soprano for 20 years.
For many years I toured Ireland in this role performing at wedding ceremonies, concerts and events. Simultaneously I worked as a Bunratty Castle Entertainer while studying a degree at college, toured internationally with other performing groups, and was self-employed as a music teacher.
In 2014 seeking a new challenge, I undertook a Journalism MA in the University of Limerick, and since then I have been working as a freelance journalist and copywriter. Recently I have been working in the Limerick Post temporary part-time. I have had articles published locally and nationally in the Limerick Leader, Limerick Post, Tipperary Star, Irish Catholic, Woman’s Way, Irelands Own, The Clare Champion, and copywriting work in the ‘Best of Ireland’ series for Southern Marketing in Limerick and copy for business websites.
I completed a creative writing course with the Open University, studied Sign Language, Care of the Child with Special Needs, have a degree in English and Music, an MA in Ethnomusicology, and performance diplomas from Trinity College London.
I have recently returned to studying my first love, art, and am I am enjoying rediscovering my love for painting, ceramics and sketching. While at school I won many art competitions and two years in a row, when I was thirteen and fourteen, I won third prize between the UK and Ireland in the Understanding Electricity competition. The prize included fully paid return trips for my parents, teacher and myself, a night in the Gloucester Hotel London where we had a prize-winning meal and ceremony, awards were presented by Floella Benjamin. Great memories.
I love working as a journalist, music teacher and artist.