Caroline heads up our accounts department as Financial Controller. You can contact her by email at [email protected] or call her direct on +1-857-445-4920. We asked Caroline a few questions in an effort to get to know her better…
Lets start with where do you live?
I live in Schull which is a small fishing & farming community on the Mizen Peninsula, the most south western peninsula in Ireland. Having lived in numerous countries, moving to West Cork was like finally coming home. What’s not to love – from amazing, friendly people, stunning location, phenomenal views, rugged coastline, hidden gems, fabulous local produce & artisan foods to & an abundance of native flora & fauna. And of course, fresh clean air!
Where else have you lived?
Before settling in Ireland, I have been lucky enough to have travelled extensively and have lived in numerous different countries, working and experiencing various languages and cultures. Two of the most memorable are poles apart, but both vibrantly beautiful in their own distinct ways. I spent several seasons working in the French Alps as a chalet girl, which involved a lot of hard work but offered the opportunity to get out on the “piste” as much as you could. The après ski wasn’t bad either. Much later, I spent time in Lanzarote & never got tired of watching the glorious sunsets and the stunning views from my balcony. I am proud to be able to say I have swum in the Atlantic Ocean in every month of the year.
What brought you to West Cork?
Having settled in Ireland, I fell in love with West Cork, and Schull & the Mizen Penisula in particular. It would be true to say it was love at first sight. I promised myself, then, that one day I would make my home here and I’m pleased to say that is a dream I have fulfilled.
Do you have a favorite place in your locality?
One of my favorite places nearby is Sailor’s Hill. It is a labour of love by local man, Connie Griffin, who lived in this area all his life and worked on the sea. It’s both a place to gaze at the incredible views that stretch wide and also a memorial to those lost at sea.