Premiership Match Predictions & Result for last day of the Premiership Season

During the 2010 World Cup is did a few predictions on those fixtures. For the last day of the English Premiership season I decided to put my Premiership match predictions out there before the games. See how accurate my predictions were below. I put a €1 on an...
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Beauty and the Beast – Movie Review

Beauty and the Beast, the 2017 live action remake of the 1991 animated classic of the same name. Directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as the egotistical and quite funny Gaston, and Josh Gad as LeFou this is a...
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Recent Recommended Movies – Moonlight, Fences, All is Lost

Recommended Movies – Moonlight, Fences & All is Lost I have seen a few great movies in the past few weeks, 2 oscar winning movies and also one which is available for download. Moonlight This movie is one which I was in two minds about, both before seeing it...
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Cat The Play takes to the West End in London

CAT the Play has hit London’s West End. This is a shop not to be missed. This show is written by a good friend of mine and well known Waterford actor Jamie Beamish along with Richard Hardwick. I saw this show on it’s last visit to Waterford and it is a...
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Tips to Improve your Twitter Account

Easy Twitter Tips to improve your Twitter account I have been on Twitter quite a while now and over the past 3 years I have come to love the platform. For me Twitter is a source of news, opinion and interesting articles as well as the odd competition which I have won....
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Loving – Movie Review

Loving is based on a true story of an interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving. They married in 1958 and although interracial marriage was illegal in the state of Virginia they married in Washington DC.  As they tried to make their family home in the law was...
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The Oscars – My Oscar Picks for the 2017 Oscars

I have seen many of the movies which are nominated for Oscars. So I decided to put together a list of the nominated movies which I think will win in the 2017 Oscars. I have outlined the films I think will win at the Oscars in Red and the ones I would like to see win...
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Bloggers and Influencers must now Tag sponsored posts with #AD and #SP

In an effort to stop consumers from being misled there is a new set of Guidelines for Bloggers and influencers. Online posts must now say if they are being paid to promote a service or product. These guidelines have been set out by the Advertising Standards Authority...
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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

I just wanted to wish all the visitors and readers of my blog a Very Happy Christmas. The site has come a long way in 2016. May saw the majority of the site move form shanemcdonald.org to www.shanemcdonald.ie and December saw my Queen Site move across to the... read more

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Oh No – DOFUS is President

Oh No – DOFUS is President

Oh No, Donald Trump is the new President of the United States. After months of worrying that Donald Trump would get into the White House, it happened. We now have someone with no background in politics as president. Also we have the first orange president of... read more

Ireland

Littlewoods Ireland Christmas Commercial

Littlewoods Ireland Christmas Commercial

Normally, the first Christmas commercial I see comes with a cry of ‘No, its far too early for this’. But this year, the first Christmas commercial I saw was for Littlewoods Ireland and I actually liked it. Now, part of the reason why I liked it was because... read more

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Shane McDonald Photography Blog on Facebook

Shane McDonald Photography Blog on Facebook

Since January 2011 I have being running a photography blog on www.shanemcdonald.me. Initially I was updating the site every week or so, but it quickly went to being updated every month. IN 2016, I think I updated it only 4-5 times. The content on the site would...

I am Shane McDonald, an experienced digital marketer with over 20 years experience in programming, online marketing and online technologies

My expertise is in PPC, online display advertising, e-mail marketing, SEO and social media marketing

My Background

My background is actually in C programming, and I worked for a few years in the telecoms sector in Dublin. I took a year out to work for Sensis in Sydney, Australia, finally I moved into the area of web development. I ran my own web development and online marketing company for over 5 years before moving to my current role.

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My Qualifications

My main qualifications are B.Sc in Commercial Software Development from Waterford Institute of Technology, as well as a Masters in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I recently completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with the Digital Marketing Institute, as my current role is in e-commerce, online sales and social media marketing.

My Interests

I enjoy photography & over the past few years have developed my skills in that area. I mainly shoot landscape but I also enjoy food, travel & event photography. I also enjoy music & in 2015 played on 2 stages at the Glastonbury festival and more recently I played 4 nights at Garter Lane Waterford for the Tramore M.S. production of ‘Rock of Ages’.

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Social Media

I’m active on social media and due to the background in photography I have a recent fondness for the Instagram platform as well as sites like 500px and Flickr. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn … connect with me below. I tweet daily but not too much, normally 7-13 tweets per day – I look forward to connecting !

Drop Me a Line

If you wish to contact me, my email is simply me @ Shane McDonald.ie – also don’t forget to connect on social media if you wish…

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