It’s Not Your Style, It’s Mine

I found this post over at the website of the lovely Ashlly D. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to link back your own answers to me! How would you describe your style?  - I wouldn't necessarily say I have a certain style. I more or less like everything! I like to be … Continue reading It’s Not Your Style, It’s Mine

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Religion/Nationality, Nationality/Religion – One in the same?

Yesterday, I read the remark (sorry I can't remember exactly where) that a person's religion is defined by the country which they grew up in. I immediately agreed with this statement. While I can only speculate that my faith may have taken another route had I not been brought up in Ireland, looking back at … Continue reading Religion/Nationality, Nationality/Religion – One in the same?

Seven Reasons Why You Are Not Stupid

There are two things you need to know about me: 1. I thought taking Sociology as a university subject would be a good idea 2. I can't handle people calling themselves stupid/people calling others stupid Why am I telling you these random facts? Well, if there is one piece of useful information I walked away … Continue reading Seven Reasons Why You Are Not Stupid

Irish Stereotypes – Is there truth in any of them?

Whilst enjoying a delicious dinner last week, I couldn't help but overhear a conversation which made me rather angry. Three men sitting at a table near to me began to discuss Ireland and the Irish people. The conversation mainly centered around the IRA leading me to believe that they were into some dodgy dealings themselves. Their misinformation … Continue reading Irish Stereotypes – Is there truth in any of them?

Facebook: Depressing Us One Picture At A Time

The title of this post of rather unleading. Facebook is not my problem here, rather the people who use it. Each evening, sometimes after a stressful day at work, I like to return to my humble abode and chill out. Perhaps my most common way of doing so is by scanning Facebook for the latest … Continue reading Facebook: Depressing Us One Picture At A Time

You Are Living Where?!

I was an early-twenty-something living in Ireland with a degree and a masters under my belt. It was inevitable I was going to emigrate. Just like the thousands who have gone before me and the ones who are continuing to leave. Us Irish are used to leaving our homeland, we have been doing it for … Continue reading You Are Living Where?!

Migration Within A Country: The Case of the Irish Travelling Community

Channel 4 has discontinued its Big Fat Gypsy Weddings franchise a decision that has been welcomed by many. Has the network actually provided viewers with valuable insight into the secretive community or made a laughing-stock of a group already harshly discriminated against? Conflicting viewpoints make it clear that the jury is still deliberating. Nevertheless prejudice against Irish travellers … Continue reading Migration Within A Country: The Case of the Irish Travelling Community