Mullingar Man – Niall Breslin – Bressie

Niall Breslin

Niall Breslin also known as Bressie was born in Dublin but relocated to Mullingar as a child. Bressie aged 37 has a background as a musician, a sportsman, a producer and a writer. He has a large social media presence. His twitter account having over 250k followers while his Instagram has over 100k.

Niall Breslin – Music

Bressie’s music career started off in 2004 when he formed a band with his childhood friends. The band known as the Blizzards released their first single “First Girl to Leave Town” in 2005. They then went on to have two top 10 singles before releasing their first album “A Public Display of Affection” in 2006. In 2009 the band put their music career on hold. They returned in 2016 with their single “Drop Down the Anchor”.

Niall Breslin – Rugby

As well as his music Bressie had a love of sport and captained the Leinster U-19s while attending college at UCD. He was offered a contract with Leinster at the U-19s world cup. Only a few days after returning from a U21 world cup Bressie due to over training and lack of rest suffered a massive hernia. After this Bressie suffered injury after injury. Finally after a serious injury to his eye he decided to retire from the sport altogether.

Niall Breslin – Solo

In 2010 Bressie joined XIX Entertainment as a song writer and producer. During this time, he worked on his solo career releasing his first album in “Colourblind Stereo in 2011. Bressie worked as a judge for the popular show The Voice of Ireland and he was the mentor for the winner of the show Pat Byrne.

Niall Breslin – Mental Health

Perhaps some of his most noteworthy work to date is his work for mental health awareness in Ireland.  Bressie after suffering with mental health issues himself from a young age co-founded the charity “A Lust for Life” in 2015. This charity is aimed at creating awareness around the importance of mental health. In 2015 Bressie published his book “Me and My Mate Jeffrey” which won an award for popular non-fiction book of the year at the Irish Book Awards. If you would like to read more on Bressie’s work with mental health I have included a link below to his website.

 

Click Here to Visit Bressie’s Website on Mental Health

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