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A few months ago I was asked who my female role models were. I think role models of any kind are important, taking inspiration from the words or work of people you admire and incorporating it into your own life, and I’ll often look to others for help when I feel lost and in need of motivation. 668 more words

Mary Mary Quite Contrary: McAleese is Right Again

Ireland’s ex-president Mary McAleese said, in relation to preliminary discussions for the upcoming Synod on the family, that it was ‘bonkers’ for such weighty matters to be discussed by elderly celibate men. 198 more words

Mary McAleese


Christmas and all it involves in the run up to it means I have been missing from this blog. Thankfully Made In West Cork was busy with website orders and regular customers – although be assured, we won’t be making any fortunes any time soon. 600 more words



Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, said that a synod on the family composed primarily of celibate males was ‘bonkers’. The preliminary discussions ended in controversy and disarray. 26 more words

Censorship? Not again!

Former President of Ireland, Professor Mary McAleese was recently the guest speaker in the annual Rosemary Goldie  Lecture series in  Sydney. She was sponsored by   751 more words


Mary takes the mark Down Under

A harp played lightly as canapés were served gracefully. The welcome mat was out on the other side of the world for Mary McAleese.

Our eight president was closing up her tour of Sydney with a talk at an…

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Lighting Up

Dear Biddy,

Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese visited my town this week and my heart sung! She unfolded stories from her life as a child in the kitchen, as a mother coaxing a child out of bed, as a negotiator around the Good Friday Peace Agreement table and as a loved and loving wife to a lifelong partner and an icing on the cake tale telling the Vatican it is… 366 more words