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Bridie was born in Cork and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork in 1984. She subsequently qualified as a Management Accountant and is registered with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA) in Ireland. For many years, she worked in various companies as an accountant and was Financial Controller and Company Secretary of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in Dublin prior to moving to live in West Cork (for the good life!).
Bridie and her husband John, own T.J. Newman’s Corner House Pub and Newman’s West Café/Wine Bar in Schull.
She has been Treasurer of the Festival since 2009. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.
Fastnet Film Festival
Schull, West Cork