Blog of radio presenter, producer and writer Vanessa Monaghan AKA NESSY


Will Emigrants come #HometoVote? – I’m in The Irish Times

I definitely wasn’t expecting this. The Irish Times contacted me this week, they had read something on my blog. They asked if I would be interested in writing about why I said I was going home to vote in the General Election on February 26th. I wrote a piece and it appeared online and it...

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Video // Erica Jennings – Leading Me Home (Live from the Pool)

I first got to know Erica Jennings when I interviewed her and Vee from her band Skamp. Incredible to think, that was 13 years ago. Dublin born Erica is in with a shot of representing Lithuania in the Eurovision in Stockholm this year. This would be Erica’s second time to represent Lithuania. in 2001, Skamp...

Speaking Irish at work

Speaking Irish at Work – in London

I kinda hated Irish in school, I mean, who the hell didn’t? It was only going to be of any use to anyone if you were going to end up being a teacher or work in a government office or county council. A few months ago, I was channel surfing and skimmed through BBC Alba....


100 Days to Change // Days 18 – 31

It can be hard to keep this updated all the time, especially if you’re actually trying to do stuff every day. Here’s a recap: I went to the first module of the Music Managers Forum Music Publishing nights. The first night was great, lots to take in and I left there buzzing. There was lots...

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