Cavan County Council invited Joanne O’Riordan (@nolimbsnolimits) to address the Active Minds Conference as part of the Ireland-Australian Rules celebrations at Breifne Park at the weekend. Some of our students, pictured above with Joanne in the Anglo Celt newspaper, were delighted to meet and chat with her at the conference.
Dearbhlá Dolan writes about meeting Joanne…
It was incredible meeting Joanne, she is truly inspiring with her carefree attitude and really it showed me how everyone is the exact same whether you have no arms or legs or if you do! We were talking to her about the Leaving Cert and she is just as worried as anyone would be but with her vivid personality she will take it into her stride without a doubt! Her speech at the Active Minds Conference brought tears to everyone’s eyes… But after when we spent hours talking to her she was overwhelmed with the response we gave her and the motivation she gave us!