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About Me

Hello everybody! Kelly here, I'm the founder of These Corners of the World.


I set up the site in the summer of 2017 after I made the decision to quit my job and travel the world!

At the time I was working as the Assistant News Editor of a local newspaper. 

Before that, I was a reporter for a national newspaper. 

The decision to quit was not taken lightly - I was saying goodbye to a relatively well paying job, a steady income, and many work-colleagues-turned-friends... but I honestly believe that there comes a time in everybody's life where they have to take a leap of faith. 

Though it is still early days, things have been going well! Nowadays I spend most of my time travelling and working on this website, though I do still contribute to a number of different outlets on a freelance basis, covering topics such as news, features, and, of course, travel. 


If you want to contact me, you can send an email to  

- Kelly 

Irish female travel blogger and writer Kelly O'Brien, pictured here in Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, Ireland.
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