“T.S. Eliot wrote that ‘the task of the artist is to take the here and the now and make it rich and strange.’ The same outlook should apply to our daily lives. Most of us are prone to indulge in reminiscing and speculating, whilst looking upon the present as mundane and trivial.

Not Damian Browne. 

Where once the former Connacht and Leinster lock had a squad of men with whom he would confront challenges, the Galway native is now preparing to take on the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean with little more than a few gusts of wind for company.

Not your standard retirement plan.”