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McElhone, Maura

Maura McElhone is a content writer and columnist whose work has appeared in The Irish Times, the Irish Farmers Journal and RTÉ Radio 1's CountryWide. Born and raised in Portstewart, County Derry, she studied in Scotland at undergraduate level and completed a Masters in Writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway. After six years living and working in the U.S., Maura 'unemigrated' in 2014, and returned home to Ireland. She now lives in Kildare with her fiancé, their relationship providing the inspiration for her popular blog, Falling for a Farmer.  Maura is the 2017 recipient of the Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary for Emerging Writers from Kildare County Council.