Aileen O'Catherine

Aileen O'Catherine has been an enthusiastic resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1979. She has lived all over Albuquerque, from Nob Hill to the South Valley. Her passions include exploring local restaurants, cultural events, the arts, and area neighborhoods. 

Feel free to share your Albuquerque experiences with me and with the rest of our readers. I'd love to hear from you!


Aileen is a freelance writer with expertise in local happenings, especially when it comes to children. She has a regular column in New Mexico Kids Magazine and has written for KUNM Radio's The Children's Hour. She has also contributed pieces to Albuquerque the Magazine, is the Family Expert in the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau's ABQ Experts campaign, and contributes articles to Newscastic.

Aileen O'Catherine has been the Expert on Albuquerque since 2009. She travels the city and area to cover local trends and activities for residents and newcomers alike. She has been on local tv shows and participates in media events. When she isn't writing, she's looking for something to write about.


The Albuquerque site has hundreds of pages of information about the greater Albuquerque area, to include Corrales, Madrid, Santa Fe and other neighboring towns. There is so much to know about Albuquerque, and so I'm constantly adding articles and information to the site that includes events, attractions, schools, sports, weather and more.

Aileen O'Catherine

Albuquerque has always intrigued me because of its rich mix of cultures. It's a beautiful city, flanked by the Sandia Mountains and intersected by the Rio Grande. Albuquerque has so much to offer, from special events such as the Balloon Fiesta, to a wealth of diverse restaurants, an eclectic arts scene, and a myriad of neighborhoods. I'm always discovering something new about this city. I am here to guide you around the best of Albuquerque, whether you have lived here all your life or have just stopped by for a visit.

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