The Yes Woman: the catharsis of a constitutional

Giving myself time to walk everywhere reduced the sense of chaos that can come of constantly rushing

Grafton Street: ‘I realised the city operated at a different pace to other parts of the country and I’d best pick up my gait.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Grafton Street: ‘I realised the city operated at a different pace to other parts of the country and I’d best pick up my gait.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Growing up in Limerick encourages a healthy tendency to walk. Most parts of the city are within a comfortable walking distance from one another and the public transport system is less far-reaching and convenient than in the capital.

Like many of us, I walked the same route to school every day. For 12 years from the age of four (thankfully, accompanied) to the age of 16 (thankfully unaccompanied), the vista was static as I dragged reluctant feet ever closer to school.

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