No Vacancy - Gloria Gaghan. Read by Ingrid Craigie
My surname is a corruption of the original 'Geoghegan', which my father
always assumed US Immigration wasn't able to cope with. (It's pronoumced the
same way.) Dad was a journalist. When he looked at my adolescent writing,
he said, "Kid, if you can pound a typewriter, you can make a buck."
This has proved true, to a very limited extent. I spent about 12 years as
Dublin correspondent (95% theatre reviews) for *The Stage*, 14 years writing
a cookery column for *The Messenger*, and have fielded numerous short
stories and articles to various magazines over the years. I've also done a
bit of radio work for RTE.
I have an Honors degree from TCD and live with my husband in a very
unromantic cottage near Sallins, Co. Kildare. We have over an acre of what
we try to pass off as a wildlife garden around us‑‑well, the birds and bugs