Graduated Trinity College Dublin 1971 with Honours Degree in Hebrew and Semitic Languages. 1971-2 Diploma in Education at Queen’s University Belfast. 1972-1997 taught English Language and Literature, Drama, Communication Skills in Fermanagh College. Concurrently, for a period of 6 years, was tutor for the Open University Arts Foundation Course. 1992-7 acted as co-ordinator for and taught on the Access Course for Mature Students at Fermanagh College.
Food and cooking:
1976-1985. Cooked for Gourmet Evenings at the family’s Sheelin Restaurant. Contributed to several regional television cookery programmes.
1994-2004 wrote a monthly column “Taste Matters by MM” for the Impartial Reporter (articles with a slant towards food history and local history, with recipes as appropriate). Current plans to combine them into book form. Contributes articles to Food & Wine Magazine.
A regular contributor to GC Guides, based on visits to restaurants and accommodation establishments.
Published titles (Appletree Press):
A Little Book of Irish Baking
The Egg Cookbook
Perfectly Simple Pies and Tarts
A Little book of Scottish Baking
A Little Bewleys Baking Book
Currently completing a book on local history in 1950s Fermanagh