I Ran Away From Home

I was the rural 90s Ireland version of Michael Bluth when I was a child. I never uttered his famous words "I'm done with this family" but, during my childhood,…

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Local News

When the World Cup rolls around, there's inevitably some footage of a barefoot Brazilian child playing football with a soup can against the backdrop of his favela. The kid stands…

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Pinky Nose

Growing up on a farm, you get used to death. Seemingly healthy calves fall away to nothing and die from something as simple as having a bad dose of the…

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The Donnellan Pour

What I used to drink in Ballinastack and what is commonly referred to as "tea" by everyone else are two entirely different beverages. I'd add enough sugar to satisfy a…

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RIP Jonah Lomu

When I was six, I dressed up as Jonah Lomu for a fancy dress. I say I was six because that is the age I always attribute to such events…

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