With Orla Bran­ni­gan

Drogheda Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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!

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