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Grainne McCool
Forty something mother of 3..wife of one! Freelance writer, English tutor and blogger.
Forty something mother of 3..wife of one! Freelance writer, English tutor and blogger.

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Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has the X-Factor
Last night saw the opening of the long-standing hit musical  Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat . Now fifty years running, the shows first performance was on March 1st 1967 in London. Now 50 years later, it is telling the story of Joseph and more ...

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Joe McElderry is Derry bound with JOSEPH the muiscal
It's now less than a week to curtains up on JOSEPH, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues on its record breaking tour having sold to date an esti...

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PANTO Auditions Derry
It's time to come audition for the forthcoming Derry panto 2017 - Jack and the Beanstalk! Calling all budding actors and singers!  If you’ve ever fancied treading the boards in a professional theatrical production, make your way to the  Millennium Forum  on...

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Wedding of Fiona and Lee
It is exactly one week ago that I was at the wedding of Fiona and Lee. Two people I know not very well. But two people whom I'm very proud to have been on the wedding guest list of. You see I used to be Fiona's childminder many many years ago...well not tha...

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Donegal - coolest place on the Planet
Born and bred in Donegal, I'm certainly not going to argue with the recent accolade attributed to my home county here in Ireland - Donegal is the coolest place on the planet to visit. In my youth I will admit to really not noticing just how beautiful my hom...

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Poetry Day Ireland with The WRITE STUFF Kids Club
What better way to celebrate  Poetry Day Ireland 2017  with  The WRITE STUFF Kids Club  than with a selection of poems written by the children themselves. Over the past week, a number of children at the Muff and Greencastle groups have been writing 'Memory'...

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George Ezra is coming to Derry
‘TOP SECRET Tour’ to include Forum date The Millennium Forum has announced that hugely popular singer/songwriter,  George Ezra  will bring his  ‘TOP SECRET Tour’  to the cityside venue next month.   The ‘Budapest’ singer will perform on  Saturday 27 th  May...

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Craft Beer Club Ireland
It's always great to discover a new business. It's even better to discover it's a local business! Today I did just this. And it involves BEER. Now that can't be bad. Craft Beer Club Ireland  is a local club based right here in Inishowen and is aiming to pro...

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My 'Memory Cushion' of May.
Earlier today I visited a friend of mine for a quick coffee before work. She had a gift for me which I wasn't expecting. A cushion! Not any old cushion but one that she made herself in recent days. You see this friend lost her mother in January. Her mother ...

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Leaving Cert ENGLISH Revision workshops
The WRITE STUFF  is hosting a number of Leaving Cert ENGLISH (higher level and ordinary level) over the coming weeks (Easter holidays). These workshops will help give you an in-depth understanding of the texts on the English course and also help with writin...
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