Life in the top flight
Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan run The Moth magazine and an international poetry prize from the unlikely setting of a Cavan farmhouse, but wouldn’t have it any other way, they tell Eithne Shortall
Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan could as easily be the subject of a Style feature as a Culture one. The couple, who will both be 41 by the end of this month, met when O’Connor was attending a life-drawing class in London organised by Govan. They married within a year, and six months later they swapped hectic London for a life in the Irish countryside.
Lifestyle envy is solidified when you visit the renovated farmhouse near Milltown in Cavan that the couple share with their three children, aged two to eight. The large, cosy home is surrounded by hens, which provide the family with seven eggs each morning, and a rooster that doesn’t restrict his cock-a-doodle-doo to daybreak. There is no television, but there are.....
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