Author Archives: caoimhe

Looking forward to the future, with confidence.

So this is it. An blog deireanach. I’m finding it quite hard to believe that this is the end of my year as one of the three Michaela Foundation Scholars. No amount of words, or clichés could begin to help me sum up how humbled I am to have been given this incredible opportunity as […]

Posted on 04 Oct 2015 by

“A little sand between your toes to take away your woes.”

“A little sand between your toes to take away your woes.” Certainly sums up the fantastic ten days I had in Donegal with my friends and family. Anyone who knows me knows that if I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Maghery. The must humbly beautiful place. I couldn’t think of […]

Posted on 02 Sep 2015 by

shine brightly, speak kindly and live thankfully.

Truly blessed are words that spring to mind when I reflect on the past month. To pick up on last months blog I had one camp completed already in Castlewellen and had just began my week down in the beautiful Glencull where I was a member of the Fáilte team. I am so lucky to […]

Posted on 12 Aug 2015 by

Be the good!

To say I am on cloud nine would be an understatement! It’s been another jam-packed, super-busy month for me. I have found it almost impossible to find a moment to sit down and make a start to this month’s blog. I was busy from the word go, spending the first afternoon of my summer holidays […]

Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by

Have an attitude of gratitude.

The month of May, the month of Our Lady, a month I hold very dear to my heart. As a past pupil of Our Lady’s and having visited the very special Medjugorje last summer, I have experienced a true presence of Our Lady in my life and have a very strong faith and comfort in […]

Posted on 26 May 2015 by

Be with those who bring out the best in you.

After my highly anticipated skydive last month you would think I enjoyed three relaxing weeks at home before returning to QUB this week…… Me? Relax? Definitely not!! What a manic Easter break I have had. Since moving to Belfast in September I have found it quite hard to keep on top of everything; whether it’s […]

Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by

My leap of faith!

From bumping into the Irish rugby team in Dublin airport, to jumping out of a plane 13,000ft from the ground less than 48 hours later, I think the term “March Madness” would be suffice. On Saturday, 21st March, I took to the sky at the Wildgeese Skydive Centre in Garvagh in aid of the Michaela […]

Posted on 30 Mar 2015 by

Back to Business!!!

It’s certainly back to business here in QUB as exam results have been received with a sigh of relief (buíochas mór le Dia!!!) and Semester 2 well and truly underway. No matter how many times I’ve been through the receiving results routine there is no escaping the butterflies and panic just before revealing the moment […]

Posted on 26 Feb 2015 by

It is in giving that we receive

Feet up in front of the fire, writing my final blog of 2014. First semester, that’s a wrap! There really is no place like home at Christmas time. After a jam-packed 13 weeks in QUB it’s safe to say I am delighted to be back home for a few weeks with the O’Hagan clan. My […]

Posted on 23 Dec 2014 by

Belfast has been a roller coaster of emotions

I’m so excited to be writing my first blog of this new chapter. I have been volunteering for the Michaela Foundation for over two years now so it is a privilege to be one of this year’s scholars! I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my first year at Queen’s than representing an […]

Posted on 01 Dec 2014 by