Darragh O Riordan

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  • Software Developer
  • College
  • From Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, Ireland
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About Me


put my whole self in, put my whole self out, put my whole self in and shake it all about! do the hokey-pokey and turn myself around. cause that's what it's all about!


I am passionate about music, especially music that challenges traditional genres and styles. For example classical pieces played on electric guitars (YouTube - JerryC).I generally talk lots of shite when i'm drinkin and i do love beer. ya just have to deal with it! ;)

Just check out my pictures & you'll know all about me!


Try to ignore the upsets in life and have some fun 'cause its not going to be long enough dammit!:) Well, just listen to Bill Hicks. He had the right idea.

I really liked this: "According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. It's wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible" ahhhh nice
and this... :)

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been an ambassador for a while & I host and surf quite a bit


So many great memories! Playing frisbee on the beach in Chicago at 3am. The kayaking in Toronto was great. The brothers in New York. Lions, Drumming and cous cous in Morocco. New years in latvia, Edinburgh does indeed feckin ROCK! ...and all the people I have met in Dublin and hosted in Cork. Thank you all so much! Good times! Through CS I have met some amazing people that really opened my eyes to the world.


Mainly music but beer, craic, chocolate & coffee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DpNTgPl9E8) are pretty good too. I really love to travel, host and meet new people.

When I start travelling....surprising all of the people who have stayed with me by turning up in their cities and towns going..."what's the craic..I decided to come check out (insert name of village of 4 people here). you free?"

Music, Movies, and Books

I absolutely love music: Biffy Clyro, The Pixies (!), The Postal Service, Bloc Party, Michael Nyman's Piano ST, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Weezer, The Red Hot Chili Peppers,A Silver Mt Zion (and Godspeed!) Kings of Leon, Sigur Rós, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix. 'David Helfgott plays Rachmaninov' should be piped into study rooms in colleges everywhere. Iron and Wine, Foos, Rory Gallagher. The 'Oh Brother, Where Art Thou' OST has some great songs, same for 'Dead Man Walking' OST. Múm, Weezer, Bob Dylan (Older Stuff), The Blind Boys of Alabama (Spirit of the C. Stuff), Modest Mouse, Miles Davis version of Somwhere Over the Rainbow is excellent! Jezery, Bush, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Flaming Lips, Idlewild, Wilt, Verruca Salt, Clapton, Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, John Williams playing anything classical, Buena Vista Social Club....and so on.Bright Eyes. *breath* .... The Velvet Underground, Giveamanakick, Ten Past Seven, I'll Eat Your Face, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Wolf Parade, Tokyo Police Club, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens & The Hold Steady! I read when I have the time. Fantasy books like George RR Martin and David Gemmell.I also like Ninteen Eighty Four and that kinda thing, thought provoking books/music/movies! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and The Life of Pi are good examples of my taste:) I like some good movies too...Big Fish,Old Boy,Cidadae De Deus,Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (anything by Tim Burton really)I Recently saw Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Torro and really enjoyed it! so that kinda thing.Vote Pedro! Comedy: Bill Hicks, Family Guy, Doug Stanhope, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and of course Tommy Tiernan.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking in Yosemite National Park was incredible. The photo's don't do it justice at all. Learning to dive, driving my motorbike anywhere, sailing half way around Ireland, radiohead in concert, meeting you - you fantastic couchsurfer you ;) Seriously, every day something amazing happens. You just have to look out for it!

Teach, Learn, Share

It's nerdy but I can probably help with any computer problem you're having & I can usually fix simple problems with consumer electronics:) I could help you out with some guitar and I can cook some good, filling (simple) food. If anyone has a simple recipe to share email me:)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Kenya, Latvia, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United States

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