Families, in the first of our series Getting to know you... Here is…Getting to know you Dermot!
What is the funniest thing you’ve ever done? Some years ago, I dressed up as my mother and ran the Women’s Mini Marathon for charity.
What makes you feel proud? When we’ve worked hard on a project in the school, and our community enjoys the outcome.
What do you like most about yourself right now? I like that I am healthy. I sold my car last year and I am now a full-time cyclist. It feels great.
What are you good at? I am good at working creatively. I enjoy art, drama and music.
What makes you happy? Spending time with family and friends. I miss going out with my friends, but I make sure I keep in touch online, and talk to them on the phone.
What’s the best thing that has happened to you lately? I spent an hour on Christmas Day in The Phoenix Park, having a picnic with my two sisters and our families. We decorated a tree and exchanged presents. It was happy, sad, cold & safe – all at the same time!
What do you do when you feel sad? When I am sad, I talk to someone about it, and when I am very, very, very sad, I cry.
What are your hobbies? Performing and playing music.
If they made a movie about you, who would play you? Bruce Willis.
What superhero or cartoon would you hang out with? Bat Man (Soundtracked by Prince)
What will we never see you doing? Parachuting, bungee jumping, riding a cable car, flying in a helicopter, or standing on a chair!
What is your least favourite food? Bolognese in any shape or form.
Beach or Mountains? Low lying hills.
Who is your favourite musician? At this very minute – Bryan Ferry (again).
Three wishes: I wish that
- The COVID pandemic would end.
- I understood how and why the cosmos exists.
- I could sleep through the night without waking up.