The Old Irish Ways

Moving back home to Ireland was always going to be a strange transition. But I found myself falling back into my old ways easier than I thought possible. It started with settling back into my bedroom, reuniting with the dogs (more like sheep in one case!) and catching up with friends and family I wouldn’t…

The Career Plan

I have come back to Ireland from the UK with a fairly basic business degree.. but I do know that I want to be a  Marketeer. The trouble is that i’m not the only one with this aim and there happens to be quite an abundance of graduates in a similar position to me. A…

Women in Racing

I came across this organisation in the lead up to the Aintree Grand National festival. Offering a race day package including a tour of the Grand National course with industry leaders, a champagne brunch and a private facility for the day. The biggest draw for me was the group of people that this event brought…

Preparing more than the yearlings

Yearling preparation consists of about eight weeks of getting one year old thoroughbred horses ready to be sold at auctions. I began working with Keith Harte Bloodstock for yearling preparation in the middle of August. I chose to work here as I had visited the stud and knew Eileen Harte as a mentor from Women…

The Present of Presence

The weirdest thing about leaving uni for me was the fact that, unless we organise something, I will not see my friends. Since last night I had not seen most of my friends since our graduation. When I think of meeting up with friends I always associate it with travelling away to other people- often…

Work without the Hassle

Get a job, start the job and work the job. If only it were this simple. I learnt this the hard way when organising my work placement last year at Ascot racecourse. I had the job, only the nightmare started here. Where would I live? This area is easily accessible to London and so I…

The Next Venture

After two lovely weeks at home, in Ireland, spending time with family, catching up with friends and getting lots of trips in, it’s back to the UK for me. I am delighted to be back, even after a ten hour car and ferry journey. It was my first time traveling from Dublin Port and my…

Dublin Horse Show

As a Pony Club graduate, fellow alumni must be supported in all major equestrian events. This brought me to the Dublin Horse Show yesterday. Of course this was not the only attraction towards attending! Similar to my venture to the Galway races, driving was the chosen transport mode. Against mom’s persistent insistence that the trusty…

Galway Girls

My mom, my sister and I traveled to Galway on Friday of the horse racing festival. Each year I make sure I go racing during the course of this festival. Galway is an hour and a half from where I live, various travel arrangement have been organised with friends over recent years to facilitate this…

Living the Ciren Lifestyle

For the past three years I have been attending university in Cirencester (Ciren). The lifestyle that accompanies a student’s studies here is not the typical student experience. Firstly, Ciren is a town. Comprising of just one nightclub- don’t let that put you off just yet. A good variety of pubs make up for this! The…

Cornwall

The quest to find a lovely beach in the UK continued. This time ample research was carried out, unlike my previous trip! Anytime I asked for peoples’ insights on this topic Cornwall was always mentioned. The only problem was the distance. As I mentioned before, you have to travel far from Cirencester to get to…

The Search for British Beaches

Cirencester is not the ideal location for a seaside enthusiast like myself. I have learnt that you must travel in order to find a good beach. I underestimated this travel requirement when arriving in England. I remember one free weekend that I had in Cirencester. I managed to convince one of my friends to drive…