Writing Home

Jan Carson is a writer from Ballymena. She currently resides in east Belfast and with this in mind, has written an essay exclusively for Kin. The idea stemmed from a notion about how a sense of place and having Northern Irish roots has influence over her writing.

Cycling to Australia

David Stanbridge is a twenty six year old mechanical technician who works in Ballylumford Power Station. In 2017 at the age of 24 he cycled from his home in Islandmagee, County Antrim to Sydney, Australia.

Raising Steam in Whitehead

What can it be that prompts a 16-year-old student to leave his warm bed at 4am on a chilly night and make tracks for Whitehead? When it comes to Jodie McKee, it is a love of trains – and steam trains in particular.

Wild Swimming in Northern Ireland

The Northern Irish have long had a great affinity with the water and despite it being perhaps a tad colder than most of the UK, ours is a strong tradition of outdoor swimming. In every corner of the country there are generations of folk who swim in all weathers and seasons.