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100 minutes | 3 days ago
The Cabra Girls
On this weeks episode I sit down with the stars of Gogglebox Ireland the Cabra Girls Lindsay, Ashley, Grainne and Jamie. They worry they have nothing to say but the conversation come easy with each of them as quick witted as the other. Their friendship is a force to be reckoned with and is a result of being truly there for each other through thick and thin. The girls talk about growing up in Cabra, Their no-nonsense mothers and nannies who with a gang of women would take them off every year to Pwllheli and the likes every year.We talk about the loss of Ashley and Lindsays mother at a young age and the things she has missed out on through the years. We talk about how they joined the cast of goggle box Ireland and Jamie’s recent loss of her granddad during Covid.I don’t think these girls realise how enchanting they actually are. Be prepared for a lot of laughs and maybe a couple of tears... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
76 minutes | 9 days ago
On this weeks episode I sit down with Alison Murphy. Alison has the most infectious laugh but behind this laugh lies tragedy, while dancing away to the last song Alison’s sister Lisa fell to the floor and unfortunately passed away.Alison tells me of their dysfunctional upbringing that lead to not only a break up between husband and wife but to broken relationships that will never be mended.She tells me the effect of finding her fathers secret children and the impact it had on her own relationships. She tells me she would be lost without her family and friends and how her mother is her biggest supporter. Alison is a tonic, a warm hug as her friend tells me never whines never complains and just gets on with it being through so much but still can laugh and what a laugh she has. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
113 minutes | 17 days ago
Trigger warning. This week’s episode is about miscarriage with graphic details about a miscarriage experience. On this week’s episode I sit down with Melissa Gearon, as a mother this was an extremely painful listen. It is the longest individual episode to date but the sad reality is one in five pregnancies end miscarriage. Melissa was born with only 7 fingers, a limb birth defect that lead to a life of bullying and anxiety, through this anxiety Melissa feared she would never get pregnant so when she did after a short relationship she started to plan for her future. Unfortunately anticipation turned to heartbreak and when she got pregnant for the second time she experienced heartbreak all over again. I need to say that Melissa’s experience was horrific and left me lost for words with some things staying with me forever but I learned so much from her. Melissa you are a very special person you will be forever in my thought no one should have to endure that you did but the reality is that they will. I want to thank you for sharing your experience to help others. My sincere condolences to anyone who has been affected by miscarriage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
62 minutes | 24 days ago
Trigger warning on this weeks episode we talk about suicide with descriptions of someone dying by suicide.On this weeks episode I sit down with Ian Kinsella, Ian talks to me about his brother Jonathan this year will be Jonathan’s 10yr anniversary. Jonathan died by suicide. Ian tells me what it is like being left behind after suicide and how a loss through suicide is like no other and tells me in his own way how the grief and be complex and even traumatic, experiencing his own suicidal thoughts for the immediately after Jonathan’s death. He tells me how he would be lost without the support of his wife Stacey, his and her family and his fantastic group of friends.He shares some fond memories of Jonathan and tells me of their mutual love of Dublin, Celtic and the odd ballad.This episode was very difficult it is very raw, very honest. Ian you are an absolute credit to Jonathan, how you are keeping his memory alive is a testament to the love you have for him. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
88 minutes | a month ago
Sarah aka The Ballymun Hun
On this weeks episode I sit down with Sarah Brogan also known as the Ballymun Hun. With a handle like the Ballymun Hun, Sarah is one of the biggest personalities on Instagram, Her hilarious badass videos have amassed over 100,000 views but in spite of this public persona there is a certain vulnerability about Sarah.She tells me about growing up in Ballymum and the horrific murder of her father and the many incidents that left her so angry. We talk about how a surprise doctors appointment let to counselling to overcome this anger, it was from this the Ballymum hun was born.What started as a laugh on Instagram developed into an account on the polished world of Instagram. We talk about the clip and edit culture and how she maintains her mantra of a normal girl in a filtered world and how she is grateful for her loyal followers and the support from her community.Sarah is as articulate as she is funny and it is an absolute honour to share her story!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
77 minutes | a month ago
On this week’s episode I sit down with Stacy O'Shaughnessy. We talk about growing up in Coolock, the suicide of her brother, hiding her teenage pregnancy and the death of her beloved nanny. Stacy laughs with her nerves as she tells me about finding out her nanny had cancer and the years after gripped with anxiety that cancer was going to get her too. So when pregnant on her 3rd child she discovers some abnormalities in her breast, she fears the worse and then to have her worst nightmare confirmed with a diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer. A rush Inducement to start treatment she puts her full trust in her doctors as she was simply too busy to have cancer. You can’t feel sorry for Stacy she won’t let you, she was going to beat this she was going to live, she is an inspiration, a warrior, determined to live for her children and Stephen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
73 minutes | a month ago
On this weeks episode i sit down with I sit down with Kizzy, I have known Kizzy a long time but Covid has made it difficult to keep in touch, when i noticed Kizzy share a post about mothers day i reached out to see what was going on.Kizzy tells me her lovely Mam Ev has been diagnosed with Dementia and how her sisters had started to notice Ev's normal behaviour changed and how the devastating diagnoses has triggered a range of emotions for the family including the question of Why my Mam.At just 35 years of age Kizzy feels she has been robbed of her mammy in a time she should be bringing her off, spoiling her and simply enjoying her time with her mammy.Kizzy tells me about the help her Mam and Dad receive and the Later Life program in Kilkenny. I truly want to thank Kizzy for giving me her time this week of all weeks with Virgin media donate for dementia week, There are currently 64,000 with Dementia in Ireland and if Kizzy's story can help but one of these families we have done well.Kizzy your strength and love know no bounds you will forever be in my thoughts and Ev in my prayers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
On this weeks episode i sit down with Nicole Gaffey, at the start of the pandemic Nicole decided to journal her weight loss journey and her page has blossomed since, We chat through all things social media the good the bad the ugly and why she thinks Instagram and Facebook should be held accountable for their users. We talk about her responsibilities as an influencer and more importantly to her younger followers and why there should be an age limit to TikTok and Instagram.We talk about the loss of her friend and the crippling anxiety that comes with grief and how a doctors appointment led her down the path of exercise to help with her mental health. Nicole is an all round girl next door, a fantastic role model for young women, she puts everything into her page with her followers at the forefront of everything she does, Its the reason she has amassed over 10,000 followers in one year. In a world full of influencers be like Nicole. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
82 minutes | 2 months ago
On this week episode I sit down with Sinead Barry. Let me start by saying at point during our conversationSinead asked me if i was okay, that sums up Sinead. This episode was extremely difficult, I could not contain my emotions and wept openly throughout, Sinead is a special kind of person , so strong and dedicated, dedicated to her family, to Mike and to keeping Mikes memory alive.On the 23rd March 2019 after a short illness and at 32 years of age Mike passed away surrounding by Sinead and his family, leaving Sinead and their children behind.Sinead shares some wonderful memories with me but most importantly Sinead shares Mike with me a man who put Sinead, their children and their dreams first, a joker and his no nonsense approach "It is what it is " attitude. Mike was a forward thinker and when Mikes sister got in touch to DIYSOS to finish their dream home I have no doubt Mike was there at the side-lines watching down on them.As she watches the sunrise with her coffee every morning she is very aware it is all very surreal and bittersweet.With Mikes anniversary coming up next week I am very grateful to you Sinead, so Follow, follow the sun and which way the wind blows when this day is done. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
84 minutes | 2 months ago
On this week’s episode I sit down with Anne Cummins, Anne is a wife, a mother, a sister and an aunt, my aunt.I always wanted to sit down with Anne, as a child I always remember her big personality, always kind and so welcoming.We chat about her life born into a huge family in the tenements of Dublin, an era where money meant nothing where people didn’t look at each differently because what you had was shared.We chat about how family is most important and how now and over the past few years she has relied on her brothers and sisters more than ever.We talk about her Dermot and the man he was, how Parkinson’s destroyed their dreams and the awful decision made for Dermot to go to a nursing home.We talk about the painful, difficult fair deal process and how she couldn’t cope if Dermot was alive today during covid.We talk about her beautiful daughters, her love of bingo and the absolute carry on of their come dine with me nights. This is a lovely listen, Ann has the kindest soul which she attributes to Dermot and her mantra of if you have nothing nice to say…… say nothing See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
75 minutes | 2 months ago
On this week’s episode I sit down with Paul Kinsella, I have one word for Paul, Tenacious.I came across Paul on Instagram where he shares his home and life with Penny and Mark.Paul is so open and honest as we chat through his beautiful relationship with his best friend his mom, moving on and finding love and support in a new family.We chat through him travelling the world as a dancer, meeting Mark, falling in love, that engagement and his Penny.We talk about what May 22nd 2015 really meant to him, his future with Mark and their plans for children.It’s silly to say but Paul left me feeling warm and fuzzy, someone to have in your corner just a really good guy everything a dad should be and what a dad he is going to be…Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Brandon & Aaron
On this week’s episode I sit down with Brandon and Aaron, at just 16 years of age it was a transition year project that found Brandon and a friend organise a sleep out in Donaghmede to help families dealing with homelessness, born from his own acquittances with homelessness Brandon set up Dublin homeless awareness.You have to forgive me for contently mentioning their age but the fact is that these kids are doing more for the rough sleepers in Dublin than our own government. They are extremely respectful of their service users but from experience take no nonsense, they are selfless, brave and dedicated.This Podcast has been the most eye opening of all, it is very easy for us to not look outside our bubble, this crisis is very real so if you can help, please do.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
94 minutes | 4 months ago
Saoirse & Carmel
On this week’s episode I sit down with mother and daughter duo Carmel and Saoirse, with only 22 years between them they have a uniquely close relationship.Carmel tells me about her shock pregnancy on Saoirse, finding out she was pregnant on her graduation day as her waters brake as she is headed into the great hall.We chat through the trauma of her delivery and dealing with a series of horrible medical events that followed them through the years, with Carmel being accused of having Munchausen, of being an over anxious mother and the threat of social services.They tell me about the mixed emotions of finally getting the diagnosis they sought for so many years – Cerebral Palsy.Saoirse tells me how this deeply affected her mental health, how she never felt good enough, sick enough, disabled enough, but also tells me how she came through it the other side , starting and growing a beautiful business with her mother and what the future holds.These woman are as lovely as they are articulate, their relationship is very beautiful they have been through the mill and back again you can’t help but feel love for them , I wish them nothing but success and health in the future. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
97 minutes | 5 months ago
The Roche Sisters
On this week’s episode I sit down with the Roche sisters, three sisters who have a very special bond, their story is a story of strength, positivity and selflessness.These woman are power houses, they run a hugely successful business and family whilst overcoming the hurdles life has thrown at them. A start up business nearly abandoned when at the same time middle sister Karla is diagnosed for the second time with Cancer , Karla’s prognosis this time however is 6 months to live or a stem cell transplant, with her two sisters stepping up in the hope they are a match.We chat through the early years as sisters and the carry on that lead to Karla nearly being expelled from school right through to the horror of her first diagnosis and the first thoughts that went through her head.We talk about her leaving it all behind for Spain with her boyfriend Anto and her beloved dogs, we talk about the gruelling flight the others had to take to break the bad news.We chat through the journey of Katie being a match and Kristine holding down the fort, maintaining the business to keep them all afloat.This story cannot be told without the glue that holds it together their Mammy Gina, I am in complete awe at her strength and in their own words the girls would be lost without her. This truly is a lovely story of family and we hope you enjoy. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
59 minutes | 5 months ago
On this week’s episode I sit down with Beverly Coughlan AKA Bev. Bev was a guest on Episode 3 The Five lamps and on that we touched on her journey through pre and post-natal depression and psychosis.After that episode we got so many messages and requests, asking us to sit down together again and this week we get into the why behind her journey and how two horrific incidents sent her down the path of anxiety.We chat through the births of our children and she tells me of her horrific miscarriage and how these events impacted not only her but her little family.She tells me why it’s so important to get your smear and what she went through because of a delayed result. We chat how she campions others to be their very best self and how she is getting there with her own confidence.Bev was a pleasure to sit with and someone you can easily relate with, we had lots of fun on and off mike on this, Prosecco is to blame…… we hope you enjoy.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
76 minutes | 5 months ago
On this week’s episode a beautiful young lady sits before me, she is full of nerves , she tells me she doesn’t know what to say and doesn’t understand why you the listener would be interested in her story.I have no words for Chantelle’s strength, at just 24 years of age she is a mother of two and a guardian of 4. We chat through losing her dad to prison at 3 months and losing him again to cancer at 10. We discuss the years of abuse she suffered at the hands of bullies who tried to tear her apart with mental torture and verbal attacks.But Chantelle wasn’t alone in her journey, with 3 woman behind her , Maureen, her nanny and her mother Kelly, a woman who she describes as hearing her before seeing her, A woman who touched every person she met. These woman got her through those terrible times, but then tragedy struck for the third time, Kelly her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and at the age of 40 died leaving 4 children behind.This is a story of how a community rallies and a young girl who day by day is trying to fulfil her mother’s dying wishes.This was the most difficult to date there was lots of tears and lots of pauses, her story to so raw but truly inspirational and needs to be heard. We hope you enjoy it.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
71 minutes | 6 months ago
On this week’s episode I am joined by Deborah.Deborah is an entrepreneur , a powerhouse in her own right but don’t mistake her for a boss bitch. Deborah is the youngest of the Wheeler sisters. 3 sisters who run beauty salons across Dublin, When I asked for your feedback on who to sit with Deborah’s name popped up several times and 2 minutes into sitting down with her I understand why she radiates glamour and positivity she is softly spoken and a joy to listen to.She is very open and honest with her struggles with anxiety and crippling fear of panic attacks, but more importantly how she sought help to overcome these, her drive, resilience and ability to overcome, determine her success, a success she puts down to her two sisters, Karen and Elaine 2 women that no matter what always have her back.We chat through the ups and downs of running a business especially during Covid. We chat about her husband Wayne as she lights up when she tells me about her wedding in Italy. We chat through her favourite products and how she would love to get her hands on J-Lo’s face.As I said she truly is a joy to listen to and to steal her phrase someone who puts a little bit of sunshine in your life.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
75 minutes | 6 months ago
On this week’s episode sees the return of Marguarite Penrose, we are joined by our good friend Julie Hanna and we chat through our time working together in Ryanair Direct.Ryanair direct stands out as one of our career highlights not only because it gave us the tools and the training to set us up on the path we find ourselves today, but more importantly it gave us long lasting friendships, relationships and memories, which there are many.From getting shot in the eye on a night out, to Michael O’Leary coming to the rescue of a hysterical colleague, to the many characters we worked with and the press trips that resulted in vegetable attacks and cracked windows. This week’s episode is dedicated to our dear friend Kenneth. You will always be in our memories, when we talk about you it brings us together. Through you, we will always be us. There was no workplace like Ryanair direct unless, there was… Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
94 minutes | 7 months ago
On this week’s episode I sit down with Elaine Healy, Elaine is one of the most tenacious mothers I have ever had the privilege to chat with. I came across her Instagram a few months ago and instantly fell in love with her two beautiful children.Elaine is an autism mom of two, we talk candidly about the hurdles and heartbreak, the blame, guilt and judgement that come with each diagnosis.I hear about the invaluable support of her family and her indestructible marriage to her rock Brian. Elaine is open and honest as we chat through the day to day life of an autism mom.We talk about why she started her blog Life upside down and how she doesn't want any other mammy to feel so alone.We talk about Brian’s recent diagnosis and how him coming out is helping so many others. We chat through her fears and hopes for the future, the importance of support and the family service dog Milo.Elaine is fierce, genuine devoted and inspirational, there is no sugar-coating with Elaine what you see is what you get and those babies happiness and safety come first in her house. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
86 minutes | 7 months ago
On this week’s episode I sit down with my good friend Marguerite Penrose.Her story is a story perseverance and strength, resilience and recovery.Born from an Irish mother and a Zambian father, born with Congenital scoliosis and abandoned in St Patricks mother and baby home.Marguerite found herself hitting the parenting jackpot when she was fostered by Michael and Noeleen at the age of 3 and then growing up with her Irish twin her sister Ciara.Her condition resulted in many surgeries which in one case left her paralysed at the age of 8 and in her later years a chest infection that almost killed her.After an interview with Ryan Tubridy contact was made by a nurse who worked in St Patricks mother and baby home, at the time Mags was a ward there.We discuss her involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement, she explains her treatments at the hands of racist Ireland. I found myself trying to justify these behaviours throughout the podcast but Mags is very forgiving and her message to us all is very simple. Acceptance.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everywherewego)
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