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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



CATHERINE MageeCATHERINE Magee, 30, is Team Leader with the Princes Trust programme running at Lisburn Institute for 16 - 25 year olds. She is currently on a secondment from the Civil Service.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I am a big fan of shopping. I also like going to the cinema, socialising with friends and reading.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
A steak dinner at the Square restaurant in Belfast. The service is great, the food is cooked to perfection and you can relax without rushing.

What has been your proudest moment?
Oh my goodness to be honest it was probably when I passed my driving test and got my first car.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
When I got very excited at a Robbie Williams concert in Dublin and I stopped breathing. It was scary but it didn't stop me from staying on to watch Robbie.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
Casual but I like pretty girly clothes. I love jewellery, bags and shoes.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
I would open a night club for over 25's with music from the `80's as well as the usual stuff such as going on holiday, buying a house and treating my family.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
There are so many. One St. Patrick's day in Dublin I fell down several stairs at the bottom of a shop's staircase. It was embarrassing as a band was playing near where I fell and suddenly the music stopped and everyone was looking at me. I got up, laughed and walked out.

What music do you like?
I have a wide taste. I like Neil Diamond, Snow Patrol and Take That

What sports person do you most admire?
Janet Gray the blind water skier. She is such an inspiration.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
I had a working holiday in America when I spent three months as a camp counsellor in the middle of a forest with no electricity. It was back to basics and I had a wonderful time. I would love to go to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji sometime. Sun and adventure would be brilliant.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To get a permanent job in youth work.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Definitely Neil Diamond. My Dad was a huge fan.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
TV/DVD combo, DVD's and a big strong man to catch creepy crawlies.


Car Old style mini
Film Truly madly deeply
Comedian Peter Kay
CD Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits


Lord of the Flies
Actor Tom Hanks
Actress Audrey Hepburn

Ulster Star

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