Dublin born, Wicklow based, Niamh Wade recently qualified as a Barrister but has had a colourful career to date. From tourism marketing, event management, broadcasting, travel writing to working in the family business of Pearts Solicitors and Town Agents, Niamh rarely sits about, unless she’s on a picnic or in a cool café.
Q 1- How does your normal day begin?
By pressing ‘snooze’ one too many times! I’d love to say I wake up early for journaling or a run around the seafront but it’s more like I end up running around trying to get out the door on time!
When I get to work from home, I try to pop out for a quick loop of the seafront and an oat flat white from Shoe Lane, one of my favourite coffee shops in the village, before settling into work.
Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges?
Trying to fit everything in – I’m an optimist with great intentions who tries to have a work/life balance but that’s not always possible, especially when double-jobbing.
Q3- What do you love most about your job?
The feeling that I’ve helped someone in some way by progressing their case in court or drafting documents that will assist in the overall grand scheme of their litigation.
Q 4- What do you do to relax?
All sorts – Stand-up paddleboarding, spin class, hiking, dancing, listening to podcasts, checking out new foodie finds or cool coffee shops or just crashing on the couch with a movie!
Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why?
I was fifteen before I holidayed outside of Ireland, so I have a few favourites. I gravitate towards the Wild Atlantic Way, it’s the best place for combining activities with Nightlife.
Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide?
Tough question but Gili Trawangan, an island off Bali in Indonesia is definitely up there, along with Slovenia and Croatia.
Q 7-Favourite Business motto?
Honesty is always the best policy.
Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs
Believe in your business, take note of any helpful advice given and don’t be put off if you don’t succeed at first.