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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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In Search of JAWS – Shark Cage Diving South Africa

In Search of JAWS – Shark Cage Diving South Africa

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Despite the warm weather at sea that day, I was shaking like a leaf. I had just watched a Great White shark rip a hundred-pound tuna to pieces in seconds. I was now being asked to slide into a metal shark cage that looked as secure as a shopping trolley. I could even see the […]

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Charlie Connelly at Lismore Travel Writing Festival

Charlie Connelly at Lismore Travel Writing Festival

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Despite a late night in Foley’s pub, I managed force myself out of bed to attend the Lismore Literary Breakfast. The guest speaker at that year’s festival was travel writer Charlie Connelly. Charlie has a reputation of being an entertaining speaker so I was looking forward to it. I was seated at a table that […]

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Simon Winchester Shines at Lismore

Simon Winchester Shines at Lismore

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

I confess, before I arrived at the Blackwater Community Hall to listen to Simon Winchester, I’d never heard of him. Talking to others before taking my seat, I found wasn’t alone in my ignorance. My expectations for the evening were low. However, two magical hours later, I left the hall a fan. Simon looked every […]

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Paul Theroux at Lismore Travel Writing Festival

Paul Theroux at Lismore Travel Writing Festival

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s not often we have the chance to meet our heroes but I got a chance to meet one of mine at the Lismore Travel Writing Festival last month. Paul Theroux – arguably the father of modern travel writing – was the keynote speaker at a packed Blackwater Community Hall for the renowned travel writing […]

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March Madness

March Madness

| March 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

I’ve been pretty inactive since my new site went live but that’s set to change this month. I’m planning posts about book promotion, travel and The Gathering. I currently have a banner campaign running on two websites advertising both High Road to Tibet and Klondike House. IrishCentral.com – probably the biggest place n the web […]

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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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