Kerry - Édaein O’ Connell

Hi there! My name is Édaein O’ Connell, I am 27 years old and hail from Glenderry, a small townland situated just 10 minutes outside lovely Listowel in North Kerry. After many wonderful years in Galway, I graduated from NUIG with a Bachelors degree in Civil Law and a Higher Diploma in Business Studies. Finally, I completed an MSc in Digital Marketing from TU Dublin in 2018. I had planned on a career in social media management, but when McDonald’s cruelly struck caramel sundaes from its menu, I happened upon a career in freelance journalism. Since that fateful event, I have written for the Irish Independent, Metro UK, The Sunday Times Style, IMAGE, and more. I write about everything from pop culture to travel to societal issues and I am also a regular contributor to the Jennifer Zamparelli Show on RTÉ 2FM where I seek out the best stories from Munster and place them on a national stage. I’m also an avid reader and singer, having won two All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles. I love nothing more than getting on a plane, socialising with friends, and spending a week in the glory that is the Listowel Races.