Fairmont Hotel Singapore, Hotel Review

Where is the Fairmont Hotel Singapore located? Fairmont Hotel Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Rd The Fairmont Hotel Singapore is ideally located in a central part of town, only 15 minutes walk from the bustling Clarke Quay. It's central location means that it is situated...

American Made – Movie Review

American Made starts way back in 1978. Barry Seal, played by Tom Cruise, a is a young and very bored TWA pilot. Barry plays fast and loose with his job as a pilot – something we have seen Tom Cruise do before in other movies.

Waterford City to become a huge game with Beat the Street

Over the next 7 weeks, thousands of people in Waterford city, Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan are expected to take to the streets. Schools, community groups and businesses are going to compete against each other as part of a giant walking and cycling challenge...

How to implement WordPress caching and image optimisation your website

I recently ran a Google test on my site to check how friendly my site was. This test checks how fast your site loads and gives a percentage score so you know how good or bad your website ranks. When I checked www.shanemcdonald.ie I got a score of 32%. I...

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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...

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Travel

Top things to do in Stockholm, Sweden

Top things to do in Stockholm, Sweden

Things to do in Stockholm, Sweden I visited Stockholm in October 2016, it was my first time there and there are some highlights you should not miss. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is part of a Baltic archipelago which has about 24,000 islands. Stockholm itself only...

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In the News

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...

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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 they used...

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Internet & Technology

Lifestyle

Reviews

Photography

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
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My Background

My background is actually in C programming, and I worked for a few years in the mobile 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 in digital marketing.
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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 area of e-commerce, digital marketing, 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 webmaster @ ShaneMcDonald.ie – also don’t forget to connect on social media if you wish…