Hi there - I live in London now, but just wanted to say hello as I am from Donegal originally - my parents moved to England when I was 10. We go back quite a lot though - have just come back from a four-day stay, actually.
just found your message, again i'm not much help as i live in england now, but i grew up in donegal, near letterkenny. and just wanted to say hi!.
you could always advertise MN in your local libraries doctors surgery etc and rope in a few more cyber mums. then you'll have a 'wile' lot of people to talk to.
I am in (and from) Dublin. Have lurked on mumsnet for ages and started posting recently. (Very weird, felt like busting in after eavesdropping on a very long conversation!).
I don't know many people here who log on to mumsnet, there are two big ireland-based parenting sites that are v popular, but I love getting the wider perspective of mumsnet (plus more people = more messages to read...)
Is is just me or does it feel slightly wierd losing some of the anonimity that comes with MN?
...maybe its the "small gossipy town thing"...everyone knows who you are, knows everything about you, etc etc!!!
its amazing now adaptable they are at that age.
ds can probably never a time when dd wasn't here....he has no idea that most of the clothes/toys she uses were his not so long ago!
He insists that all the baby photos of himself are pictures of her have tried telling him otherwise but he doesnt believe me!
DH taking redundancy in September and we are planning at the mo. We are currently in Exeter which is lovely but miss out on family support and the craic! I know lots of lovely Irishmen but I fell in love with DH!
the Irish websites are eumom.com (European in fact but the Buletin Boards are mainly populated by women in Ireland for some reason) and rollercoaster.ie. Rollercoaster is quite informative but the 'craic' is better at eumom.