It’s that time of the month again – Expat Interview. This month I spoke to Áine McGovern, originally from Northern Ireland, who moved to Brighton 10 years ago, after her brother offered her a job as a software tester. I have never been to Norther Ireland, or Brighton for that matter so I’m very excited to be sharing this interview with you today.
Expat Interview with Áine from Honestly Áine
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m from Northern Ireland – County Fermanagh to be exact. I’ve lived in England on and off for about 15 years – initially I finished Uni in Liverpool and then I moved to Brighton and made more of a home here. I married my husband in Brighton! It has been my favourite location to live, in fact I’ve been here 10 years now. I’m a software tester by trade, which I thoroughly enjoy.
2. How would you describe your blog and what can people expect to read about there?
3. Talk us through your thought process and reasons for moving to England and how you ended up in Brighton.
4. What do you love about living in England?
6. What are the main culture shocks you’ve had moving to England? Is there anything Northern Ireland has that you wish England had?
7. Have you considered moving back to Northern Ireland?
8. If you could give your younger self one piece of advice prior to moving to England, what would that be?
9. If people reading this would like to travel to Northern Ireland and Fermanagh, name three things they should do/see/visit.
Thank you so much Áine for sharing a little bit about yourself and your Norther Irish heritage with us. As a lover of the sea and coast, I think I’d absoultely love Fermanagh, the caves and islands.
Have you ever been to Northern Ireland, or Brighton for that matter? To find out more about Áine and her life in Brighton, make sure to check out her blog, Honestly Áine, full of great and inspirational posts.