Chapter 2 (Demo)

Tralee band “Chapter 2” (me friends & lovely boyfriend), have their Demo up online on Sound Cloud. #4 Original Song’s.

A very talented creative live band who have a variety of fun, refreshing, moving and heartfelt original songs with many more to come in the future. One to watch, and Iv’e enjoyed watching them for a few years now.

I enjoy all the songs, but think Used To Be would be my favorite. Well done lads!!

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Selection of Glenowen Farm Ice Cream

I split a dessert at Manor West Hotel Bar with my boyfriend && we went for something we thought would be easy to share.

We got a Selection of Glenowen Farm Ice Cream served in a Brandy Snap Basket with a lovely side jug of hot Caramel Sauce (which we of course poured all over it)

My favorite part was definitely scooping up the ice cream with the snap basket && eating it all in one go, gorgeous.

Price : €5.95  

I wouldn’t usually order desserts, as we all know its cheaper to have something at home, same goes for dinners, but this is definitely a nice treat to have now & again.


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Falafel Spinach Wrap – The Lane Cafe Killarney Bar

A favorite place to go for food for my sister && I is “The Lane Cafe Killarney Bar” at The Ross in Killarney. 

I go here around 4 times a year, when my family & I go to visit her. I love vegetarian options when I am out as I am never as creative with veggies at home. I always get Falafel when I come here && I’d advise it to you all. It’s amazing. A spinach wrap with Falafel/Salad/Veggies & Dressing, with a generous portion of chips & Tahini Dip.

It was €11 & keeps you full for the day!


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Warm Black Pudding Salad Royal Gala Apple, Crispy Streaky Bacon, Sundried Tomato, Sage Infused Apple & Cider Dressing

I went to Manor West Hotel Bar & Bistro in Tralee. 

I love eating Salad’s && always wanted to try a Black Pudding salad. Once I saw it on the menu? I switched from a roast dinner to this straight away and it was absolutely gorgeous.

Perfect amount of meat-salad with lovely apple slices & sun dried tomatoes throughout.

I will definitely be getting this again.

Price : €8.40




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What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

We all click on our alarm clock to make it stop making those dang irritating alarm bells…but what inspires you to actually get up?

I assume work, study, exercise, household chores, bills to pay & you’ve got kids! aaand the list goes on.

But who do you do it for? Why do you even bother getting up? When you think of the actual reason you get up? It can re-inspire you on a gloomy day. 

When I wasn’t working/studying, I forced myself get up early everyday, go for walks, meet friends, family, cook the aul dinner, always made plans && had many things to do. Now I get up daily to study my radio course. Why? I enjoy it, I’m learning, I’m working towards a long term goal, being social, & improving many skills.

I do all this, because it makes me happy. I want to see && meet all the people I care about and I feel grateful to have these opportunities I have. The main goal in my life is to be happy, and getting out of bed is the only way I can stick with that. If I didn’t have all these people and opportunities I wonder. . . .would I get out of bed in the morning?








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‘Connected’ Wins an IFTA

I took part in a TV Series called ‘Connected’ which was aired on RTE 2 in September 2014 for 2 months. A show that helped my confidence grow, helped me to speak up && out, and gave me the chance to experience something I dreamed of as a kid… appearing on a Reality Television Show.

This experience was a lot more than just being in a show for me though, it was an honest reflection of my life put out to the public && it changed my life.

When I was around 15/16 my friends & I used to joke about having a reality show called “Drama in The Square“. We’d always have some sort of silly gossip when we’d meet up & chat, we’d say how all our news would make a great new episode of “Drama in The Square“. My friend Steph & I always thought having a TV show would be ‘class‘. . . .

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Myself & the beautiful Nicole <3

Then Connected came along. Not drastically in one certain way, but in many wonderful little ways. I thought once it finished airing, that was the end of the ‘Connected’ experience but it popped up in my life 2 weeks ago when it was nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film Television Award) for best reality TV show. I went up to the glitzy && very glamours (no trackies allowed) ceremony and Connected won.

A show where the six of us women put our lives out there to the public was received well and even won an IFTA! I was fearful of what people would think now & then during the filming the show, I really wanted to do it, but at the same time? I was so scared, nervous and unfortunately very anxious. 

Luckily there was a great supportive team of producers around me that assured me everything would be OK by ringing & texting me daily when they knew I wasn’t feeling myself, they were too good to me, they let me know its good to speak out and that people would relate. It looks like they did. I’m so happy and grateful that the show won, it reassures me that the show and all the work that was put into it by the whole team? Was definitely recognized and in a great light.

Chuffed && Proud ! Check out my video “Off to the IFTAS” below :) 

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Halloween Is Near



Halloween is near. This Saturday? I plan to watch Hocus Pocus & Halloween Town and most likely (DEFINITELY) eat some leftover sweeties. I like me the sound of that.

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Diggin Days | Episode 3 – Off to the IFTAS 2015

RTE 2’s Connected was nominated for an IFTA & it won. I am so grateful to have been a part of a great team and very proud of everyone involved. The producers & team I worked with were such lovely, kind, hard working & thoughtful people, they deserved credit for their work and they got it!

I recorded a few snippets of before & after the event. I was going to bring my camera with me…but was afraid I could get kicked out. So if you want to see what happened? Check out the full show in the TV3 Player.

Check out more from the “Diggin Days” series on my YouTube page.

Thanks for watching!

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“Italian Christmas Seafood Dish”

Yup. This dinner was just, make do with what you got. Random I know but I enjoyed it.

Ingredients : Serves x 1 

  • 1 x Salmon Fillet
  • 3 x Tagliatelle Nests
  • Handful of Sprouts
  • Pine Nuts
  • Cheese

Method : 

  1. Wrap salmon in tin foil and oven cook for 20 mins.
  2. After 10 mins, boil tagliatelle & sprouts in one pot for 10 minutes.
  3. Pop it all on the plate, sprinkle cheese/pine nuts/salt over pasta.


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