Monday 2 February 2015

The four minute interview: photographer Moira Sweeney

Moira Sweeney
Moira Sweeney

Photographer Moira Sweeney says says her fifties are the best decade of her life, even if she's only getting used to them.

What’s been the best decade of your life so far and why?

My 50s even if I’m only getting used to them, as I married in my late 40s and I’m happy at home and as a photographer.

What was the worst moment of your life?

When my partner of eight years died of a massive heart attack while we were out walking in the hills in Sligo.

What secret skill or talent do you have?

I’m an urban gardener and grow fruit, vegetables, lettuce and salad on my balcony in Dublin 8.

If there was one song you associated with your youth, what would it be?

Jackson Browne Stay. The joy of dancing your heart out with friends at discos.

What was the last lie you told?

That I walked the dog.

What do you consider the greatest work of art?

The most breathtaking artistic experience was Leonard Cohen at Lissadell House in Sligo with the sun setting over Ben Bulben as he sang Hallelujah.

Which local star in any field should the world outside of Britain and Ireland know about?

I have a fabulous goddaughter Sorcha and stepdaughter Megan and they make up for my not having had children of my own.

What is your ultimate guilty pleasure?

Really expensive organic salt milk chocolate.

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