About Me

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Statue on Denny Street in Tralee

About me

I was born and reared in Dublin but I along with my family would always travel to Cahersiveen town in Kerry for our holidays. I lived in Dublin until the age of 25 working in the Gresham Hotel.

On my 25th birthday, I suffered a brain haemorrhage. Thankfully I survived and as part of my recovery, I spent 15 long months in a rehabilitation hospital in Dun Laoghaire. When I entered the rehab hospital, I could not walk, talk, and my right arm was completely paralysed.

I was offered the chance to leave the hospital by my doctor on the condition I spent 6 months in the National Learning Network in Tralee.

This would specifically prepare me to go back to work. I was keen to leave the hospital in Dun Laoghaire so decided to relocate to Tralee.

I moved to Tralee in 1996. After two weeks, I knew I would never go back to Dublin because I loved Tralee so much. It was so peaceful, far removed from the hustle and bustle of Dublin.

The rehab in Tralee did an excellent job in preparing me to re-enter the workplace. I made an almost full recovery, the only thing that I didn’t get back to full use was my right wrist.

Moreover, my language was adversely affected and that’s why my English is poor on this website but I try to explain everything as clearly as I can. I want to thank my wife & friends that will give me a hand before I post anything. I am working in the public sector for the past 22 years now.

I hope you enjoy my website and it gives you plenty of things to do.

Thank you

2 Comments

  1. Hi there,

    First I must compliment you on your website and your inspiring story.

    I’m contacting you from a gin (and soon to be whiskey) distillery in Cahersiveen.

    https://skelligsix18distillery.ie/

    If you are in the area I’d like to welcome you for a tour through our distillery as our guest to see what we do.

    Many thanks,

    Tony

    1. Hi Tony

      Thank you for your kind words and your lovely invitation.

      I look forward to visiting your distillery when I am down in Cahersiveen again.

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