This is me

Hello readers, I am Margaret, a lover of life.  Also a lover of one man, six kids, fifteen grandchildren and one four year old great-grandson.

After fort-six years of marriage and almost that long childrearing I think I deserve to do a few things just for me.  So here I am doing something I never considered doing before, blogging!!!

I will start my blog by giving you the bones of my life.  Leaving school at thirteen was not an unusual thing in those days for the people I knew.  And although my Da worked in Guinness’s brewery and badly wanted me to do a secretarial course to join the white collar workers there, it was not my thing.  I was a strong-willed little bitch even then, and all I wanted to do was machining in a clothes factory.  After a few false starts, I ended up in Donald Davis fashions, which was situated in a converted loft over the stables in Charleville house Enniskerry.  I was followed into the trade by my five sisters, and even my brother worked there for a while as a cutter.   Donald Davis was one of the first of the Irish fashion labels to put Ireland on the map.

After my marriage the fashion concious young woman turned into a breeding machine for a good few years, so we’ll skip those years if you don’t mind LOL  As the children progressed through school, I found myself getting interested in education for me.  I had heard of a VEC scheme for adult education, so I thought I’d give it a try.  I suppose my age was against me,I was fifty-six  by the time I got a place.

From the first day, I was hooked, six subjects, english, history geaography, maths, art and business in a two year course for the leaving cert.  It was heaven to me, meeting people ( mostly younger ) and studying, was more like a club than the schooldays I barely remembered.  The teacher of English and history, is the person I acknowledge as  the reason for my love of writing.To cut a long story short, I passed the leaving, all subjects, with three honours.  My blogs will, for the most part be essays I wrote there or since.

As my seventieth birthday rapidly approaches, I have looked back on my life, the bad bits, as well as the good.  I am not dissatisfied with any of it, and I am proud of the family my husnd and I reared, they are a credit to us.  I am the eldest of six girls and four boys, and they  are also my greatest friends.   I can’t believe anyone will really be interested in my rambles so I will end now, thank you for reading this.Margaretxx


About margaretmarymurphy

I'm an elderly woman (1 husband 6 children 15 grandchildren & 1 great grandson ) I love talking, writing, looking at art & I take a porcelein painting class & can't for the day I get my own kiln.
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4 Responses to This is me

  1. Oh Margaret! Brilliant. How absolutely fascinating…and would you mind if I ask one of our reporters in Bray to interview about your life experience. I think that is just temendous. Love this. Thank you so much for sharing. More blogs. more. Please. 🙂 Anne Marie xx

  2. TalentCoop says:

    Ah Margaret, how wrong you are – a fabulous story. More please!
    When is the next chapter going to be ready ?

  3. Tom Swanick says:

    That’s a lovely first blog post. Learning never stops, thanks for demonstrating that.

  4. Welcome Margaret to the world of blogging. It takes time to get the hang of it I am still trying to find things out. I love your first blog and fair play to you. Keep up the blogging I will keep reading.


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