Carmel McMahon

Carmel McMahon’s memoir, In Ordinary Time, will be published next year.

Articles by this author

‘America had educated me. Given me employment opportunities I would never have gotten in Ireland. Brought me love and friendship. Exposed me to some incredible highs and horrific lows.’ (Photo: Carmel McMahon) Views
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
I Thought I Was Ready to Leave America. 2017 Changed My Mind.
I emigrated to New York in 1993. I was 20 years old. I carried two suitcases, $500 and a notebook of poems I had scribbled in secret. The vehicle that got me from Ashbourne in Co Meath to Manhattan was a modeling contract. I wanted to go to college after secondary school, but that was not an option...
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