Category Archives: Ireland

Maeve Mulcahy: #swimfastnet

Originally posted on Myrtleville Swimmers:
This is my account of my Fastnet to Baltimore swim which I completed on 1st September 2017. I had originally been training for the Galway Bay Swim which was to happen in July.  Unfortunately, this…

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Twenty Years a-Growing

On Friday April 18 1997, I left Ireland with a rucksack on my back having jacked in my job, sold my house and given everything away, and emigrated to Canada.  That was 20 years ago today. [End of post for … Continue reading

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A time for renewal

This time of year is traditionally a time of renewal.  A time of farewell and thankfulness to what’s gone by, and a celebration in joyful hope of what is yet to come.  It’s a rebirth of sorts. What I find … Continue reading

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Remembering Mum

Today is the first anniversary of my mother’s passing in Cork last year. I remember receiving the news from my sister Maeve just before I boarded the plane from Vancouver, and how tender the Air Canada crew were throughout the … Continue reading

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Irish and Proud

Did you know, over 80 million people worldwide claim to be of Irish descent somewhere along their family tree.  I guess that is what centuries of immigration will do. But the reign of the Irish may have started much earlier … Continue reading

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It’s March 8th today

Today, the world over celebrates International Women’s Day.  Women and men are taking up the “Be Bold For Change” mantle, rallying for a more gender inclusive world.  Great stuff!   During the week there was a question posed on a … Continue reading

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Mum’s Dish 2017

The first anniversary of our mother’s death is coming up at the end of March, and my sisters Maeve and Grace had a brilliant idea on how best to mark her one-year anniversary by doing what Mum loved to do … Continue reading

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