Yvonne Allen grew up in the seaside town of Cobh on the Great Island in Cork Harbour, Ireland. She is interested in maritime history and enjoys living in a Victorian town with a big history to tell. Cobh (Queenstown) was the last port of call of RMS Titanic. Her passion for history, culture and heritage all have their roots in Cobh. A feature of both Irish and island life over the generations is the need to leave. This is a topic Yvonne often returns to and is close to her heart as many of her Aunts and Grandparents left Ireland. Cobh was a major departure port throughout the centuries. She spent four years living in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain and adores visiting islands. Loves include, her family, friends, writing, visual arts, travel (especially to Italy) and flowers.
She is a member of the Cork Co. Council Writer's Collective. Yvonne is a graduate of University College Cork where she studied History of Art and Archaeology. She worked in the Heritage sector for many years, from Castles to Island Fortresses and has lived to tell the tale!