Aoibhinn plans charity mission to support schools of Uganda
teacher Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain is swapping her PhD for a charity trip to Uganda next week.
The girlfriend of RTE star Ryan Tubridy is travelling with Irish charity Trocaire to meet impoverished families and help raise Lenten funds.
Speaking to the Diary, the former Rose of Tralee admitted she was looking forward to the charity trip and says it will put her life into perspective.
"I've notified my course directors in the PhD so I'm working extra hard to try and get everything done. It's important to go over there and I am looking forward to it, a trip like that always gives you a completely different perspective on life.
"I will be meeting different families and I'll be visiting a number of schools over there too, because education is very important to me. I went to Calcutta before on a similar trip and it is difficult, especially when you come home. You realise you do take things for granted."