Ronan O'Shea

Ronan O'Shea is a freelance journalist, copy-writer and sub-editor. Click here to view his portfolio and to find contact information.


London
United Kingdom

Ronan J O'Shea; freelance journalist based in London with a focus on travel and lifestyle. Bylines include National Geographic Traveller, NY Post, The Independent, Lonely Planet, Escapism Magazine, The Guardian (forthcoming), Lad Bible, Hotel F&B Magazine, Talkspace and more. contact ronanosheajcl@gmail.com for business enquiries

Travel Writing

I have written travel pieces for a number of print and online publications including The Independent, The Telegraph, NY Post, National Geographic Traveller, Escapism Magazine, Lonely Planet, easyJet Traveller, Foodism, Travel Weekly, National Geographic Traveller India, Oddity Magazine and more.

 The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Festival – How a small town in the west of Ireland remembers its honorary son – The Independent

The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Festival – How a small town in the west of Ireland remembers its honorary son – The Independent

 How Durham in North Carolina repurposed its disused tobacco trail and factories – A piece for The Independent

How Durham in North Carolina repurposed its disused tobacco trail and factories – A piece for The Independent

 In December 2018, I travelled to Estonia for   easyJet Traveller   after pitching a feature idea on its mysterious forests. During the trip I visited both Tallinn and Lahemaa National Park

In December 2018, I travelled to Estonia for easyJet Traveller after pitching a feature idea on its mysterious forests. During the trip I visited both Tallinn and Lahemaa National Park

 A tour of Serbia for Travel Weekly, including stops in Belgrade, Niš and Novi Sad

A tour of Serbia for Travel Weekly, including stops in Belgrade, Niš and Novi Sad

 10 of the best hotels in Prague – The Independent

10 of the best hotels in Prague – The Independent

 After travelling to Estonia in 2017, I was contacted by The Telegraph this year, who were undertaking a project with Visit Estonia and BA. I had been recommended by Brighter PR.  The Telegraph asked me to write a series of features on Tallinn and Estonia with the themes of      Food & Drink     ,      Value Tallinn     ,      Summer in Tallinn     ,      White Nights         and     Nature

After travelling to Estonia in 2017, I was contacted by The Telegraph this year, who were undertaking a project with Visit Estonia and BA. I had been recommended by Brighter PR.

The Telegraph asked me to write a series of features on Tallinn and Estonia with the themes of Food & Drink, Value Tallinn, Summer in Tallinn, White Nights and Nature

 A city guide to Vilnius – The Independent

A city guide to Vilnius – The Independent

  Foodism –  An exploration of South Australia's history and development as a wine region

Foodism – An exploration of South Australia's history and development as a wine region

  Evening Standard/The Independent –  Originally published in  The Evening Standard,  this piece explores renascent interest in Le Havre's architecture on its 500th anniversary

Evening Standard/The Independent – Originally published in The Evening Standard, this piece explores renascent interest in Le Havre's architecture on its 500th anniversary

 A city guide to Oslo – The Independent

A city guide to Oslo – The Independent

 A city guide to Gdánsk – The Independent

A city guide to Gdánsk – The Independent

  National Geographic Traveller  (Alive and Kicking) – A feature on remote Alphonse Island in the Seychelles

National Geographic Traveller (Alive and Kicking) – A feature on remote Alphonse Island in the Seychelles

  New York Post  (The Reel Deel) – A piece exploring the music scene in western Ireland

New York Post (The Reel Deel) – A piece exploring the music scene in western Ireland

  Escapism  (A Writer's Retreat) – A piece for  Escapism  on trying (badly) to get some writing done on the Croatian island of Hvar

Escapism (A Writer's Retreat) – A piece for Escapism on trying (badly) to get some writing done on the Croatian island of Hvar

  The Independent  (The Most Remote Road Trip in the World) – A driving tour of the Faroe Islands

The Independent (The Most Remote Road Trip in the World) – A driving tour of the Faroe Islands

  Escapism  (Me, Myself & Isle) – A feature on how nature influences music, food and drink in the Faroe Islands

Escapism (Me, Myself & Isle) – A feature on how nature influences music, food and drink in the Faroe Islands

  Escapism  (Where the Stars Align) – An article set in my ancestral home (Co. Kerry, Ireland) about how filming for  Star Wars  has boosted tourism in the region.

Escapism (Where the Stars Align) – An article set in my ancestral home (Co. Kerry, Ireland) about how filming for Star Wars has boosted tourism in the region.

  bInspired  (A Date with Destiny) – An article based on a Fado tour I did in April 2017 in the Mouraria and Alfama districts of Lisbon

bInspired (A Date with Destiny) – An article based on a Fado tour I did in April 2017 in the Mouraria and Alfama districts of Lisbon

  Travel Weekly  (Market Forces) – My primary commission to Lisbon in April 2017, this piece also covered my walking tour of Lisbon, as well as Porto, Evora, the Douro Valley, Evora and a farmstay

Travel Weekly (Market Forces) – My primary commission to Lisbon in April 2017, this piece also covered my walking tour of Lisbon, as well as Porto, Evora, the Douro Valley, Evora and a farmstay

  Escapism  (Sand Storm) – In October 2015 I visited Abu Dhabi on behalf of  Escapism  to explore its culture and pearl diving history

Escapism (Sand Storm) – In October 2015 I visited Abu Dhabi on behalf of Escapism to explore its culture and pearl diving history

  National Geographic Traveller India –  An alternative guide to London for  National Geographic India

National Geographic Traveller India – An alternative guide to London for National Geographic India

  Oddity  (Trouble Brewing) – An investigation of feuding craft beer companies in Brussels

Oddity (Trouble Brewing) – An investigation of feuding craft beer companies in Brussels