Hi. My name is Pat Melia.
I suppose when one sees the web address www.mymacroom.com, one automatically assumes the host is a native of Macroom. In this instance the opposite is true. I am originally from Monasterevan in Co. Kildare. Monasterevan is a small quiet town on the borders of counties Laois, Offaly and Dublin. The people of Monasterevan are a friendly and a happy go lucky people, and added to some picturesque scenery I am proud to say my heart will always be there.
You’re thinking why I’m here and not there. Work brought me to Cork and not wishing to live in the city I made Macroom my home. It is one of the best decisions I ever made. I find a town steeped in history, most of which I will never know to its full extent. I see a town full of tradition and as in most places, a town with its many colourful characters. These characters, added to the personalities and traits of its townspeople makes it a town to be proud of.
I am here since 2001 and I consider it home from home. Since I set up home here I have become involved in lots of varied activities in town, most notably "The Sullane Players". This is a drama group I founded in 2007 and as a group we have had very successful productions on a yearly basis.
There will be other links to this website and I ask you to forward photographs, stories or whatever you would like to see included on this site because www.mymacroom.com is YOUR MACROOM.
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