With Orla Brannigan
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Drawda!
An event or memory that stands out from your childhood?
Going to my first ever Westlife concert in The Point - I had a serious crush on Shane Filan.
Who has had an influence on your life?
My Mother - Lolo Robinson! She has given me no option but to follow in her footsteps!
How did you become interested in your career / hobby?
I have always wanted to be a teacher! My mam used to send me down to the back of the dancing class, aged six, to teach the teenagers the 6 Hand Reel - I obviously bossed them around enough as they always got it right when they danced it for her afterwards!
What book stands out in your mind and why?
I was never really into reading however I read Mr Stink by David Walliams when on Teaching Practice with 4th class and I think I may have enjoyed it more than the children!
What is your pet hate?
People saying ‘ I can’t do it’, my motto is …. Can’t means won’t.
What was your happiest moment?
There are so many to choose from… of recent the Opening Ceremony of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 - I had to see it to believe the Fleadh was actually in Drogheda.
What do you value most in people?
Honesty, Kindness and a shared love for chocolate!
What are you most proud of ?
Drogheda Comhaltas for their hard work, dedication and contribution to raising the profile of Irish Music, Song and Dance in the locality.
Any big events coming up in your life?
Honestly, my life is one big event - there is very little ‘ time off ’.
What is your favourite thing about Drogheda?
The people - I have heard nothing but praise from visitors from all over the world about how friendly, helpful and welcoming the people of Drogheda were during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
If you could change one thing about Drogheda, what would that be?
The Traffic Lights… we need more roundabouts!