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April 24, 2019

A Piece of Twine, Preferably Natural I can still remember the exact moment when I first set eyes on my cat, Trig.  It was a Sunday afternoon in July 2011 and I was looking out the window when I spotted my son, David and his wife, Nessa coming towards the front door.  Nessa was carrying…

March 24, 2019

If I had known what a buzz I would get from writing, I would have taken it up years ago!  But then again, I wouldn’t have had time for it before I retired. My first forays into writing were more by accident than design.  I had a cat who suffered from recurring urinary infections and…

November 29, 2018

I was born Susan Monahan in 1957 in Dublin, where I lived for the first 23 years of my life.  I am the eldest in a family of three girls and a boy and my siblings maintain that I was always the bossy eldest sister but of course I disagree. I went to school in St….

Thanks for the Memories - Susan McGovern
December 9, 2017

They say every author is inspired to write by their own experiences, and for Dundalk writer Susan McGovern this is especially true. Having just launched her first collection of short stories, entitled ‘Thanks for the Memories’ last week, Susan revealed that it was the very emotional, and at times painful subject of Alzheimer’s that informed…