The Rockstar

I’ve written memoir shorts for the Irish Daily Mail for several years now. When they asked me to do another piece this month, I said yes, then thought, what on earth have I got to say?! I could not for the life of me think of anything remotely interesting to write.

That’s January for you, guaranteed to suck the creative juices from us all …

But then our friend, Fr. Denis Kelly, spoke about baptism and it made me think about our son Nate, and his early start in life, and his forthcoming First Holy Communion. Before I knew it, I had written 900 words, straight from my heart to the page …

Here’s my This Life piece, published in the Daily Mail on 18 January.

I hope you enjoy,




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