I am delighted to have set up my studio in the farm yard of my family home. I love designing and making jewellery in Gorey in the south east of Ireland
Ballymoney is a little seaside village located near Gorey, Co Wexford. Gorey is a lovely buzzing town full of boutiques and nice cafes. A pleasure to browse around.
Although I spent my late teens and all my twenties travelling and living away from Gorey, when I had a family and changed my career to be a jewellery designer, home called me back.
Pic: North Beach Ballymoney at dusk.
'Life takes you to unexpected places, love brings you home'
I left Gorey in 2001 after doing my Leaving Certificate. I went on to study Commerce in University College Dublin. While in UCD, I spent a summer and many weekends working for Whitmore Jewellers on Gorey's Main Street. So you may say my love of jewellery began here!
Over the following 13 years, I qualified as an accountant but worked within retail and jewellery companies during that time. In 2014, I returned from 2.5 years in China and completed jewellery design and silversmithing courses. When I got back to Ireland, I knew I belonged near to my family in Gorey, Co Wexford.