Other writings


You can read my article about Ireland and pirates on the Ireland Before You Die web site.

I wrote a guest post about Daphne du Maurier for the Amazing Women in History web site.

I wrote a number of articles about historical aunts for Savvy Auntie, including authors Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott, Holocaust heroine Truus Wijsmuller Meijer, John Lennon’s Auntie Mimi, and the “Downton aunties” who came of age after World War One. I also researched and wrote an article about how to say “auntie” all over the world, as well a humorous Christmas piece about Mrs. Claus.

I blogged about historical travel writers at A traveller from an antique land.


BootsnAll is a site for independent travelers, where I’ve shared my travels in ScotlandSpainCroatia, and Poland.

I spent the first half of 2004 in Valencia, Spain. Here’s a piece I wrote for 24/7 Valencia about that decision:


You might also enjoy my blog post about Morocco, which I visited in 2013.

I created 5-day road trip along Ireland’s west coast on the Ireland Before You Die web site.

Film reviews

I have reviewed films for the Galway Independent newspaper:



I contributed to the SAP employee newsletter, outlining ways for saving energy on and off the job:


PC-Live! is an Irish magazine devoted to PC, Internet, and digital matters. In 1996, I wrote about the then-new idea of shopping on the Internet: Shop til you drop on the Internet (pdf)


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