Andrea Cleghorn, a writing lifeme.
TV Debut: Dispatches From Ireland
The big news right now is that my media coverage of Ireland has expanded from newspaper to video. Starting in December 2018, I have been bringing the travel stories home to Bedford TV and simultaneously to YouTube with the same title as The Bedford Citizen columns, Dispatches From Ireland. They are interviews with people I meet in my Irish travels, gathered from the Sunny Southeast, The Wild Atlantic Way, and places in between. So far there are seven episodes.
Links to Dispatches From Ireland on YouTube are :
Skellig Michael #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcyEuEkQXxs
Packie's chef #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEZ3nxTkXeU
Director Michael Dunbar #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3zSjkxpPeQ
Poet Faye Boland #4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtjhfyZHhlo
Polar Explorer Aileen Crean #5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Novelist Molly McCloskey #6 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGiNL8Zg59w&t=5s
Head Gardener at St. Stephen's Green #7 - https://www.youtu.be/g1vbHRtk90U
Link for St. Patrick's Day story in The Bedford Citizen, Ireland For Dogs' Sake:
https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/03/dispatches-from-ireland-for-dogs-sake/ and another for St. Paddy's Day this year, Lost, and Eventually Found, In Ireland, www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2022/03. Note: Other stories are listed in The Bedford Citizen archives under my name.
Mussels at the Sailor's Bar in County Kerry in Ireland come from beds right across the road. The pint is local, too.
Bookseller Lael Robertson points out that my memoir, The Whipple Brunch, is a staff recommendation at Christopher's Books in San Francisco (as is Bernie Sanders' book, left).
The Whipple Brunch
Life in Lexington
Newspapers & Magazines
(N.Y.) Daily News
The Bedford Citizen
The Concord Journal
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Raleigh News & Observer
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic
Intermezzo Magazine (US & Irish eds.)
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
Master of Social Work, LCSW
Certification in Life Coaching
Hi, I'm Daisy, a Portuguese Water Dog. I came from my home in Wicklow to stay with Big Lu and Milly in County Wexford. They are mentioned in the Ireland for Dogs' Sake in The Bedford Citizen; I'm not, not that I'm complaining.
And I'm Martin Hallissey, chef at Packie's restaurant in Kenmare. I'm holding the freshest beets in town, just delivered by Billy Clifford the greengrocer. Our fish comes from Castletownbere.
Meet Martin in Episode #2 of "Dispatches From Ireland" hosted by Andrea Cleghorn on YouTube.
Bringing Survivor's Perspective to Cancer Panel
As a survivor of cancer in the pancreas, I was nominated to serve on the Massachusetts Special Legislative Commission to Study Pancreatic Cancer. It is the work of the 15-member panel to research ways to increase awareness and provide education for the patients of this fast growing disease. On the panel are surgeons, members of the medical community, caretakers, legislators, activists, a representative of the Department of Public Health. The report of our findings and our recommendations will, through the Department of Health and Human Services, go to the Massachusetts Legislature.
My memoir, The Whipple Brunch: A Journey Through Cancer, continues to bring me in touch with people who have gone through the Whipple Procedure or who are considering it. Right: I was sworn in as a Commissioner at Concord Town Hall.
Being sworn in