For all my love of exploring foreign lands, there are times when I've felt like a tourist in my own city, burrowing into its many urban landscapes and subcultures. Creeping down the stairs to Dublin’s Liquor Rooms feels like descending into a hazier golden age of glamour and luxury. High-heeled feet sink into plush, purple … Continue reading Seduced by Dublin’s sublime in Springtime
It was a hot, sticky June day in Southern California, but I was standing in the breeze on a small steel board 25 feet above Santa Monica Pier. As the trapeze bar was pulled up to meet me, I leaned all of my weight forward off the board and caught hold of it, now held … Continue reading Santa Monica’s active life
This St Patrick’s Day, my Facebook news feed was flooded with friends posting the video of Enda Kenny’s speech directed at Donald Trump. Kenny is on a State visit to the US, and took part in the traditional St Patrick's Day Taoiseach's visit to the American president in Washington. I have to admit, it was … Continue reading Enda Kenny doesn’t deserve our praise. Remember who we’re talking about.
One of the most enjoyable days I had in Argentina was the day I took a wine tour from Mendoza. Mendoza is a small city in the West, surrounded by high-altitude winelands in the foothills of the Andes. Argentina's famous Malbec wines come from this region. I took a tour with Peter Wine Tours, which … Continue reading Mendoza land of Malbec
This year's International Women's Day was marked differently to anything we've seen before in Ireland. Pressure is mounting for our government to call a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment to our constitution, which outlaws abortion and creates barriers to healthcare for pregnant people. The 8th of March was marked by Strike4Repeal, a nationwide women's … Continue reading Debrief: International Women’s Day 2017
It was wet and cold when I arrived in Salta, a small city in Northern Argentina, on a bus from Chile. The weather prevented the outdoor activities that are usually on offer, so after a trip on the cable car to to the top of Cerro San Bernardo for not much of a view thanks … Continue reading The only gay bar in Salta
I travel fairly frequently, and my work also sends me to London a few times a year, so I often find myself making my way through Dublin Airport in a sleepy daze at 6am. Security screening is always busy at that time of the morning, as the commuter flights fill up. You can tell the … Continue reading Dublin Airport at 6am