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KathyAnn Murphy

KathyAnn is a playwright, theatre and film designer and director from Co. Wicklow. She holds an MA in Theatre Practise and a BA in Design for Stage and Screen. She is a third level tutor, drama teacher and is currently studying a Diploma in Irish Studies. KathyAnn has a great interest in the arts, social justice, history and music.

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5 Hotspots for Staycations in Wicklow

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 26, 2021

There have been many hints towards the possibility of staycations in Ireland this coming summer. With the economic downturn in the hospitality and small business sectors, it would be a great opportunity for us to give back to our local amenities and businesses by staying within our country during these summer holidays.  Virtual tourism: new […]

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How Painting can help Alzheimer’s Disease

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 22, 2021

Like any disease, Alzheimer’s affects different people differently and there are numerous diagnoses depending on neurological factors. According to the Alzheimer’s Society: “Dementia is the name for a set of symptoms that includes memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia develops when the brain is damaged by diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s […]

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Paddy’s Day Delight : Online Theatre

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 15, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and it’s a very different occasion to prior years. I’m sure some of us will have zoom drinks or hang decorations around the house to celebrate in something like the normal way.We all share a common memory of the typical country town Paddy’s Day parade with tractors and lorries passing […]

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The Issue with Sia’s film ‘Music’

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 12, 2021

So, I rented Sia’s new film Music on Youtube, even though I had read numerous tweets calling to boycott it and numerous reviews telling me not to waste my money. However, I wanted to form my own judgement on the film, without being influenced by other opinions. I’ve always loved Sia since watching her music […]

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The Forgotten Rebels

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 10, 2021

It is right and just to commemorate the women who fought alongside their male comrades during Ireland’s struggle for independence. Since 2016, the centenary year of the 1916 Rising, there have been numerous forms of celebration including theatre productions, novels, and public presentations. However, I couldn’t help but note the inaccuracies. As a current student […]

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The Women who made history at 2021 Golden Globes

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 5, 2021

The 78th Annual Golden Globes took place on 28 February 2021. A very different awards show to previous years, the entire event took place virtually. As you can imagine, there were numerous cringe moments that went along with it. Imagine zoom glitches on the big screen. However, history was made this year with three iconic […]

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Irish K-Pop : Sodem Solana

By KathyAnn Murphy / March 2, 2021

Kpop has taken the world by storm in the past number of years. On a personal level, my younger sister is a massive fan of the group BTS, so I can see, first hand, the loyalty of their fan base. K-pop is a genre of popular music which originated from South Korea in the early […]

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Rock Jam : Jam Through Lockdown

By KathyAnn Murphy / February 27, 2021

As we progress through a phased re-opening of schools, we are faced with another round of re-establishing a sense of routine. Evidently, lockdown 3.0 has been one of the most difficult. However, businesses across the country have found innovative ways to adapt and obtain a high level of service throughout these uncertain times. As children […]

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