Off to Uni

I could never apply because being a masters course meant I needed a degree, it was in Dublin City University and it cost thousands. There was little chance of a lone parent in rural Ireland being able to participate. … More Off to Uni

Imagine Parenting

I must say I’m loving all the memes, videos, tic tocs, tweets and more about home schooling. All the gratitude pouring out for teachers. The sudden realisation that home schooling is not for many of us. Most of us are now getting a taste of hands on parenting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. … More Imagine Parenting

Imagine School

Schools have been shut for 3 weeks now. College students have gone home for the remainder of the academic year. Junior and Leaving Cert students have all been given top marks in the oral exams they couldn’t take in March. Deadlines for practical and course work have been extended to late May. Uncertainty hangs over … More Imagine School

Communicating Climate Change in North Clare

I don’t think anyone could have planned the last few days in Lisdoonvarna in their wildest dreams! It was a climate activists gift. I LOVED it! Last year the local secondary school, Mary Immaculate, applied to the Young Environmentalist competition with an idea about communicating climate change to North Clare. While the students and their … More Communicating Climate Change in North Clare

Change IS possible

During my first 2 pregnancies I had lots of seizures. I spent most of ’92 to ’94 on the couch for safety and a lot of time in the Coombe hospital often via ambulance. It was around this time I watched lots of television which enlightened me about the state of our planet. I became … More Change IS possible

My Epilepsy & Me

This year International Epilepsy Day is February 12th. It just so happens I have an interview on Clare FM that morning to discuss the recent Climate Emergency Measures Bill that passed through the Dail last week. Here’s Brid Smith from People Before Profit talking about it. I was pondering how I might weave epilepsy into … More My Epilepsy & Me