About Nessy / Vanessa Monaghan


Nessy_small_photoboothI’m Vanessa Monaghan – you can call me nessy, even my Mum does!

nessymon is a combination of both as you can guess, I know nothing at all about Pokemon!

I write about stuff that interests me, life, music, exhibitions, television and this blog gives me a place to journal all these things. I started it as part of an assignment for university and I forgot to stop. I returned to study as a mature student, earning a BSc in Multimedia. I’m a bit of a geek and like to keep up to date with new technologies, apps and social channels.

I moved to London in 2013, where I live with Tahlula and our cat, Norman, but get back to my native Ireland as much as I can.

I present a music radio show, The London Ear, on DAB in Ireland on RTE 2XM. I want the show to be a voice for the Irish community in London. So, if you’re involved in music, arts, culture in London or are Irish living abroad, get in touch and tell me what you’re up to!

I have a huge interest in the arts and before moving to London, presented an arts and culture show, Culture Cafe, on RTE 2XM. You can check out the podcasts here. You can find my section of the RTÉ 2XM website here.

Please do remember that as I don’t write here full time, it may take a while to get to your mail. I do try to listen to as much music as possible. Sometimes things do fall through the cracks. If you would like me to write full time, get in touch, make me an offer!

Please get in touch before adding me to your mailing list.

For consistency, please refer to the title of this blog as not two separate words, thanks!

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