My Donegal: Downings, The Wildest Gem On The Wild Atlantic Way

I was asked by the the Why Donegal Facebook Page founder to write a piece on "My Donegal" so here it is. The accent always gives me away. No matter where I am, the "where are you from" question always arises. "Ah Donegal," usually is the response with a smile. We all have a fondness for where we are from and of course that fondness is for different reasons depending on who you talk to. For me Donegal sculpted me into the person I have become and I often align my personality with its landscape - a rugged coastline, mountainous, inspiring beaches, and full of personality. I was born and grew up in Downings, the wildest gem on the Wild...

Hope Springs In All Wells, You Just Got To Keep Digging

When you don't have hope it feels like you have nothing. But here's my philosophy - there is always hope. Our life is a well and every day is an opportunity day and hope is the driving force that will bring opportunity your way. You just have to keep digging. You may be reading this and singing in unison with me or you may be reading this with a feeling of weight on your shoulders or darkness in your light, but believe me there is always a positive multiplier from every negative. When I was seven I actually felt depressed. It's hard to believe, right? But I remember it so clearly. I told myself, "I'm depressed." Pretty depressing isn't it? But it was that...

9 Days in Corrib Spa

My Emergency and Life Accident “Have you got food poisoning?” I shouted from the top of the stairs as Sophie stooped down to meet her six inch heels, breathing a sigh of relief at the thought of escaping their grip! It was 2am. I was feeling unwell, very unwell. Gut-wrenching, abdominal pain, nausea and a migraine that would knock over a race-horse. Sophie and I had shared the same chicken curry earlier that evening after a fun night at the OMiG Awards where Digital Training Institute was shortlisted and where we first introduced little BobbyB to the business of business. But this was ending not so well, and I had a 9am start to film short pieces to camera for our eLearning...