Solicitor by day, blogger by night!

Sinead Fox has two identities – by day, she’s a corporate solicitor in Dublin, by night, she’s an award-winning blogger on Bumbles of Rice blog based in North Wexford. “I started the Bumbles of Rice blog when the kids were small,” says Sinead, adding that she and her husband both work in Dublin. “We top and tail our commutes, so I […]

How drumming therapy helps Conor beat anxiety

When you meet Conor Moore, you wouldn’t think anxiety was an issue for him. And when you hear that, as a drummer, he has supported artists as big as American singer Kelly Clarkson in Wembley, you don’t think anxiety should be an issue for him. And, yet, like thousands of Irish people, anxiety has crossed his path and he works […]

Writing therapy helped overcome mental health issues

When you meet Carina McEvoy, you’re immediately struck by her brightness and, yes, her niceness. She’s happy, bubbly, and excited about the launch of her debut novel, To Have, Not Hold. This novel is the result of years spent writing – an activity she took up in her teens to express the emotions as she went through a maelstrom of […]

Have anvil, will travel …

When I meet him in Co Wexford, blacksmith Finin Liam Christie is just back from winning the Mjonøy Blacksmith Challenge, held in Vinje, Norway. And he’s preparing to head off to exhibit as just one of two European blacksmiths at the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil Conference in the US. So just who is this globe-trotting blacksmith with his ‘have anvil, will travel from […]