"I was in love with the sight of city lights in the darkness, thousands of bulbs lighting the night."
Ciara McVeigh moved to Manchester from a small town in Ireland, having never even visited the city. 3000 days afterwards, Ciara shares a story of home, and how sometimes a leap in the dark helps you find your path.
Ciara McVeigh is a writer, thinker and red wine drinker. By day she works in digital content and PR for brands and businesses, creating content that has seen her clients featured in Fortune, The Financial Times and TechCrunch.
She was longlisted for the Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize in 2015 and published in the reimagined The Suffragette magazine as part of the Manchester Suffragette Centenary year. She is one of BBC Radio Manchester’s 100 Women 100 Years initiative, taking part in projects and events across the city of Manchester in 2018. We are hugely grateful to the BBC for sharing her audio file and to Ciara for the great piece. Ciara is also founder and editor of The Cara Club, your kitchen table for great stories and art with a heart.