Louise Muldoon with sports editor, Damien Maher.

Louise picks up tips for her newsletter in visit to Westmeath Examiner

Louise Muldoon from Clonkill visited the Westmeath Examiner offices on Wednesday last on a fact finding mission to discover how newspapers work.

Louise, a service user at the Muiríosa Foundation in Mullingar, is interested in starting her own newsletter for her group.

A self-professed ‘avid reader’ of the Westmeath Examiner, Louise has a strong interest in the Clonkill GAA notes in particular, and on Wednesday last week, she met the Examiner’s sports editor, Damien Maher, to understand more about how the sports section of the newspaper is compiled and put together.

She also met members of the news and production teams, learning about how articles are planned, produced, and printed.

On the day, Louise was accompanied by support worker Natasha Walsh, who explained that during the course of a Person Centred Planning (PCP) meeting with Louise, it emerged that she had a keen interest in writing, and came up with idea of producing her own newsletter.

Speaking to staff, Louise said she is a twin, and talked of parents Jimmy and Ellie Muldoon, and her siblings Kevin, Carl, Yvonne, Leah and Stephanie. She also explained that she is interested in music, and is a big fan of Westlife and Boyzone.

Best of luck with the publication of the newsletter Louise!