How Embracing My Stutter Gave Me a New Lease on Life

By Patrick Hanlon Food and travel writer, blogger, 1/2 of gastrogays, London by way of Dublin! [rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”] As I sat in a university lecture, my breathing was shallow and fast, my palms sweaty and my heart raced as one-by-one my classmates stood up to speak. This scene played out countless times before […]

Lysterfield Owen Westwood works to control his stutter with McGuire Programme

AFTER more than 20 years spent trying to hide his stutter, a Lysterfield man has decided to “take action” against the speech impediment that has controlled his life. Owen Westwood, 25, has had the “crippling” impediment since he could talk but time spent chained to a desk in an office job he hated forced him […]

Meet the Conwy teenager who copied Gareth Gates to get rid of his stammer

Since overcoming his impediment, Daniel Reid of Llanfairfechan has spoken in front of 100 people at a wedding. A teenager with a stammer took a leaf out of singer Gareth Gates’ book and has now conquered his speech impediment. Like Gates, Daniel Reid’s stammer caused him no end of distress – but his life changed […]