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Thursday 27 October 2016

My Happy Place: Blogger Lorna Duffy of

Irish bloggers share their 'happy places' for the 'Mind Yourself' campaign.

Lorna Duffy

Published 16/11/2015 | 12:34

Lorna Duffy of writes about her happy place for as part of the 'Mind yourself' campaign, together with the Irish Independent.

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In my opinion, we all have them. Places that simply make us happy. That one place we can escape to when our hectic lifestyle gets a little too much for us.

Whether I am swamped with college assignments, catching up on my Fashion Boss emails or delving into another marketing campaign for work, I know at the end of the week (if needed) I can drive 30 minutes up the road to escape for a while.

To me, a Happy Place is a place you’ve been to before – it’s a place where good memories were made!



Malahide Castle and Gardens is definitely my Happy Place for many reasons. As a child, this was the go-to place every weekend with my family. My sister and I would take over the entire playground as if it was our own and in particular, we would queue up for a turn on the zip line (which was by far my favourite ‘thing to do’ in the playground)  and we would spend hours on the swings. This was then following by a walk in the castle gardens and a picnic. I have so many good memories from this particular place.

Nowadays, I drive to Malahide Castle to soak up the beautiful scenery, take far too many snaps (occupational hazard as a blogger), go for long walks to clear my head and I usually grab a bite to eat in Avoca or bring a packed lunch if I go with friends. If it’s a particularly nice day, I hire a bike and cycle around the grounds which is just as much fun to do in the rain – tried and tested!

Overall. it’s a place I like to go to clear my head, relax, escape for a while and to be happy!


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