Exploring Family History in Sligo

Have you ever watched the show Long Lost Family? Well, recently it has felt like we are on it, except for the fact that Davina McCall hasn’t been there to introduce us.

Over the last couple of years our family, on my dad’s side, has grown significantly. Unfortunately we never got to know our grandparents and therefore had lost touch with any extended family, until now.

It all started last year when we went to Cork to meet his mum’s side of the family and continued this year meeting his dad’s family in Sligo.

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Oh, we’re going to Ibiza…

This year one of my favourites turned 30 and to celebrate we did something I have wanted to do since I was a teenager – we partied on the beautiful, sunny island of Ibiza.

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Unpaid Work: a foot on the career ladder or exploitation?

Photo by Arnel Hasanovic on Unsplash

Did you know that there are currently an estimated 10 – 15,000 unpaid internships and that in many industries they have become the first step for many after graduation? A new survey by Social Mobility Commission found that three quarters of those asked backed a change to the law to stop this exploitation.

Just one of the problems with these unpaid internships: you can’t get a job because you haven’t got experience, you can’t get experience because you are unable to work for free.

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A Spooky Tour of Burghley House

Image via Burghley House Facebook page.

The long, dark, tree-lined driveway led us down to the house, a large silhouette against the night sky, covered in a blanket of mist – setting the scene as we arrived for the spooky tour ahead.

Burghley is a 16th century house, its history dates right back to 1555 when it was built and designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. During October Burghley House opens its doors to take you on a spooky tour, enabling you to discover some of its more grisly and gruesome past… if you are brave enough!

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Content Corner: Summer

Photo by  Vicko Mozara  on  Unsplash

The last few months have been fun but incredibly busy. What with celebrating the final year of my 20s with a weekend at Latitude, buying a house and moving with a two week holiday to Ibiza in the middle, writing (outside of work, of course!) has been the last thing on my mind

As well as struggling to find the time (and WIFI) to write myself I have spent little time over the last three months looking at others content. Which is why I thought I would roll this round-up into one, with a summery content corner.

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