My Kildare Life with blogger Niamh O'Sullivan

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My Kildare Life with blogger Niamh O'Sullivan

Niamh O'Sullivan

Niamh O’Sullivan (26) is an online social media influencer, and a wellness, fitness, and food blogger, with a following of over 18,000 on Instagram.

She grew up in Naas with her younger sister Helen, and mum and dad. She studied in NUIG, and graduated with a degree in Business Information Systems in 2014, and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute.

She moved to New York for two years where she worked as a Social Media Manager, but is now back living in Naas.

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST KILDARE MEMORY? 

My first memory is probably playschool or my early school days — I went to Ballycane first, and then onto the Convent.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE COUNTY? 

Definitely the different areas there are to go walking, I try to bring my dogs (Geoff & Harry) out every day.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR IDEA OF A PERFECT DAY OUT IN KILDARE? 

Probably an early morning walk in Punchestown followed by lunch in Jolly in Naas, and then maybe a trip out to Kildare Village.

BEST PLACE TO EAT OUT? 

I recently visited Ubh in Newbridge for coffee and it was so gorgeous, I haven’t eaten there but I’ve heard it’s packed at the weekend which is definitely a sign of a good brunch spot. I also had dinner recently in Canteen in Celbridge and it was divine — I would highly recommend it! 

WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES KILDARE UNIQUE? 

Probably that we have the luxury of being so close to Dublin, but it also feels like an escape at the same time.

WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE IN NEW YORKY? 

It was definitely very different to Naas. It was incredibly busy 24/7, which I loved for the most part. Everything is so accessible — that’s probably the best bit! 

HOW DID YOU GET INTO BLOGGING? 

I originally built and designed my website as a way of showcasing what I could do online and what I learned from my background. When I had it up and running I just started posting recipes that I made at home and then when I moved over to New York, I wanted to document my experience to be able to look back on. It kind of started there and I haven’t looked back since!

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