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Sinead Moriarty: Covid ruined my dream of a 50th birthday on safari – instead I climbed Benbulben

She had it all planned – a dream birthday getaway on safari with her family. Then Covid hit and the writer discovered that she didn’t need to travel far to create ‘forever memories’

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Sinead Moriarty on Ben Bulben at 50

Sinead Moriarty on Ben Bulben at 50

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Turning 50 is a milestone, whether you choose to ignore it or not. It creeps up on you like a ninja and then, boom, you’re half a century old.

To eliminate any feelings of “sweet mother of God, I’m ancient”, I decided to be proactive and organise a big holiday for my 50th: in 2018, two years before my birthday, I opened a bank account and began saving each month for my dream trip.


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