Bianca Ni Ghrógáin, 1983-2015

It’s a year ago today since I learned of the untimely death of Bianca Ni Ghrógáin. I had spent the day at Maggie Green’s TechMeUp in Letterkenny, in the company of many of Bianca’s #edchatie friends. I was so shocked and saddened by the news as everyone was. I knew Bianca primarily through Twitter. I had the privilege of meeting her at a TeachMeet in the Guildhall in Derry in 2014.

I often think of her life and am inspired by how she lived.

In her poem ‘The Dash’, Linda Ellis talks about the significance of the dash between the date of your birth and the date of your death. I think everyone who knew Bianca would agree that she should be very proud of how she ‘spent her dash’.






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