After leaving school in 1989, Sheena McGonigle, from Laytown in Co Meath, went to Dublin to study journalism in Ballyfermot, college. As is the case with most students completing their first round of study, a sojourn working abroad followed. In McGonigle’s case, ittook her to Jersey, where she worked in the hospitality industry before returning home to study business and industrial relations at the National College of Ireland.
When her husband was relocated to Vilnius in Lithuania in 2017, her skills came together symbiotically.
“It’s a beautiful city, which enjoys all four seasons and a great outdoor life. At first, my son wasn’t too keen, but he loves it now. They have a fantastic cafe culture here, a wonderful square where people sit out. There’s cross-country skiing in winter and ziplining and kayaking in summer, so it’s great for kids.”