There’s something about the way Aisling Foran might look at ya.
It’s a look that suggests, strongly, that the woman is up to something. And, truth be told, this woman usually is.
Thankfully, for the most part, Aisling Foran is always up to something good. Whether it’s her work with Wicklow Triple A Alliance, (who put together that wonderful Tuesday autism-friendly evenings at SuperValu) or the special needs social skills playgroup at Jungle Mania every Sunday morning, or giving big shout-outs to the likes of Valerie Bradshaw-Cullen at Grasp, Adam Harris at ASiAM and the DAG-T ladies, this feisty blonde fireball is always fighting the good fight.
By her own admission, young Foran is “always ranting and raving about disability rights and autism awareness”, one of her two sons having been diagnosed with the latter in 2013. “Autism can be a lonely place for a family,” says Aisling, and she credits Greystones and the people she has met here for helping her win that battle through friendship, love and simply helping one another. As all good communities do.
Currently sitting exams in Psychology and Residential Care & Family Support, Aisling is determined to be as prepared as possible when it comes to fighting for other people’s rights. Especially those who can’t fight for themselves. Like any good Avenger would.
Not that this girl doesn’t like to have fun. That mischievous smile, and the way she might look at ya, sure, there’s always the strong possibility of an all-nighter when heading out on the town with Aisling Foran.
And that mix of love and laughter, of defiance and devilment, of Brockovich and Behan, well, is it any wonder that this street fighting fecker fits into Greystones so well…?