Today I achieved another one of my goals. I went to the TEDx Galway event. It took 2 hours, driving in the wind and rain, to get there, but it was well worth it. The speakers were recorded, and when these are uploaded, I’ll add them in, but here’s how I got on…

Pat Divilly

Pat Divilly was the first speaker. He’s a personal trainer, author and speaker. His speech was about his journey to success, and from my point of view, oh so inspiring. I can’t wait to upload his talk, but in the meantime, have a look at this video I found on youtube…

Pat Divilly – website, Facebook page, YouTube

Ivan Fahy

The next speaker was model Ivan Fahy. There was a slight hiccup, in that his mike didn’t work, and he had to go off stage, get re-introduced and come on again. To me, this was one of the most courageous acts that I have seen in a long time. His speech challenging society’s view on gender. One quote that stands out is “Tradition & conformity are evil best friends”. So true. As a nurse, I was always taught to question “we’ve always done it this way”. Perhaps it’s time to question how we define gender roles.

Here’s a video from youtube, to give you a favour:

Ivan Fahy: website, Twitter

Robert Carley

The next speaker was “Uncle Bob” Carley. He’s an experienced speaker, animated and made full use of the stage. His core message was that “love never fails”. Ever. His other saying was that “You are lovely. You are loveable. You are loved.” How cool is that? I gave my son a hug tonight, and told him exactly that.

Here’s a vimeo video to keep you going:

Bob Carley at the Student Leaders Congress from Horsin’ Around on Vimeo.

Bob Carley: website, Twitter


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