My next chapter

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Last week I finished up my 18 month contract with LMFM as Social Media Manager. I started out as a reporter almost four years ago & I’ve loved covering their events. I was mostly a weekend reporter so when I was offered the full-time 18 month contract, I jumped at the chance. It was a huge learning curve for us all as this was a new role for LMFM.

We’ve worked on so many amazing campaigns, from ‘Win a Dream Wedding’ (yes, a wedding totally paid for!) to the ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ where I was working behind the scenes on creating content to complement what the on-air team were up to. I loved the creative side to my role. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities, from supporting my efforts to interviewing our President of Ireland at the launch of this year’s Fleadh Cheoil,┬áto creating content myself, for example The Handy Stores video which reached over 200,000 people. LMFM’s social media following grew over the past 18 months & I with it. So when I was offered a permanent role, it was very tempting.

Interview with Michael D Higgins, The President of Ireland, at the launch of Fleadh Cheoil 2019

Before I was due to start full time at LMFM, my plan was that I would help run my parent’s B&B, Glen Gat Guesthouse. My future has always been the family business. I decided not to take the permanent role at LMFM & work towards the future of the guesthouse. I also want to learn all I can from my parents about running a successful business in the heart of Dundalk. I love dealing with the public & there is so much going on on a daily basis so I’m looking forward to my next chapter!

LMFM have been so supportive of my decision & I want to thank all of the team for everything I’ve learned over the past 18 months. I’ll still be reporting at various events & I’m open to other media opportunities in the future. But for now, I want to learn the ropes at Glen Gat & enjoy the reporting jobs when the need arises!

Thank you all for your well wishes & messages across social media last week. I’m not going anywhere, just back where I belong.