Something that has never failed to amaze me is just how much the world changes, in ways both big and small, between the release of each monthly issue of Motley. Holding the position of editor gives you a unique view of that world, as you respond to those changes everyday. Something you don’t expect, though, is a global event that completely changes how … Continue reading For One Last Time
The big wide world – it’s a scary place, isn’t it? Especially if you are a real-life grown up, something I regret to say I must soon become. College life seems like the perfect bubble between growing-up and staying forever young – one gains independence, grows as an individual, learns a whole plethora of new things, but still retains a sense of youth, … Continue reading Life After College
Picture it: they’re your summer fling. As the days grow longer and the sun stays in the sky, everything seems to be going right. You meet up a few times, talk constantly and slowly you nurture the quiet fire of a crush in your stomach. You would give anything to stay this way, because you are content. Suddenly August is slipping away into September, yet … Continue reading Situationships: a hidden epidemic
Ghostking Is Dead is alive and well, and talks to Cathal Donovan O’Neill about doing it for the 021 Being 21 in Cork isn’t easy. Rents are rising, so is crime – and if you’re trying to make a career in the arts it can feel like the city is out to get you. But there’s just some inexorable magic to the city that … Continue reading Separation Anxiety: An Interview With Ghostking Is Dead
In December 2019, Motley called upon the lonely, the lovelorn and the bored to submit an application for a blind date. After sifting through the submissions we found a match. We sent Hygge Boy and Gaeilgeoir off on a romantic evening to the Friary. This is what happened. Special Thanks to Mike D’arcy of the Friary Hygge’s Boy first impression: Well I got to … Continue reading Modern Love by Motley
At midnight on January 31st 2020, Great Britain and Northern Ireland will no longer be members of the European Union. It is a deadline day which has been both longed for and procrastinated since the 2016 referendum which divided a nation and stuck a thorn in the side of the EU, but what happens now? Maeve McTaggart answers the question on everyone’s mind. After … Continue reading It’s B-Day. Now what?