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Fishing in Beara – Childhood Memories

Fishing in Beara – Childhood Memories

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The following is extracted from my book Klondike House: Memories of an Irish Country Childhood and tells the story of the time my father taught me to fish in our local river in Beara, West Cork. It’s one of my fondest childhood memories. During the hot and idyllic summers of my childhood, the Kealincha River […]

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Rosie – A Khayelitsha Township Success Story

Rosie – A Khayelitsha Township Success Story

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brian took us to see Rosie’s Kitchen, a place that provided food to the needy of the area. Wearing a white apron, Rosie welcomed us to Khayelitsha. She invited us to look inside her home, which was a converted shipping container. From the outside, it didn’t look like much. However, she enjoyed modern conveniences such […]

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Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump

Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump

| August 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

When I saw bloukrans bridge the following morning, I swallowed hard. It spanned a yawning gorge and seemed much higher that its 216 meters. A jump from that height would be like taking the lift to the 70th floor of a building before taking a swan dive off the windowsill. At the reception, everyone had […]

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Hogsback – A Journey to Tolkien’s Middle Earth

Hogsback – A Journey to Tolkien’s Middle Earth

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

I arrived at hilltop village of Hogsback, South Africa to see if the magic that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s books still existed. Taking a map from the hostel I booked into, I set off in search of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Before heading into the woods, I got chatting to Pat, a local resident who ran 4×4 […]

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Visit to Cape Point South Africa

Visit to Cape Point South Africa

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve Once we parked at Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, we made our way towards the shore. Shortly after, a gang of baboons crossed our path. This was my first encounter with these creatures, although I had already seen signs near the car park warning people not to feed […]

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Help Me Choose a South Africa Travel Book Cover

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve been working with the very talented Melody Simmons on a cover for my latest travel book about South Africa. She presented me with a number of options and I’ve narrowed it down to these four. The book will be called “Cape Town to Kruger: Backpacker Travels in South Africa and Swaziland” and will describe […]

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A Poem for Saint Patricks Day

A Poem for Saint Patricks Day

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m a huge fan of the late Seamus Heaney, one of Ireland’s greatest poets. His poems about life on the land struck a cord with me, there was so much truth and beauty in them. My favourite would have to be his classic “Digging”. I liked it so much, I included it in my book […]

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JohnDwyerBooks.com is back again

JohnDwyerBooks.com is back again

| November 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

After a few months down due to my hosting provider deleting my account, my web-site is back again and ready for the world! Check it out on johndwyerbooks.com and let me know what you think. Photo Gallery: View photos from my travels around the world including China, Tibet, Nepal and India Featured Pages: Featured pages […]

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Klondike House Available

Klondike House Available

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Praise for Klondike House “As you read this book you will be in the company of someone whose childhood was interwoven into the fabric of West Cork and who still loves the soul of his own place.” – Alice Taylor, author of To School Through The Fields. “The author has a wonderful ability to engage […]

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High Road to Tibet Available

High Road to Tibet Available

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Praise for High Road to Tibet “John Dwyer might be just the ticket to fill [Michael] Palin’s well worn shoes.” – HungryFeet.com “You [John Dwyer] really do give an authentic feeling of the contrasting atmospheres as you move from place to place” – Dervla Murphy, international best-selling travel author. Description Overland adventurer John Dwyer has […]

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