Welcome to my website and thanks for visiting. Here you will find some examples of my poetry, published works, upcoming events and also some song lyrics and photographs. You can also contact me for
In September 2016 The Collins Press published my latest book ‘On Raglan Road – Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them’. It covers fourteen well known Irish love songs through the centuries and including the story of who inspired such great contemporary songs such as Thin Lizzy’s ‘Sarah’, Mick Hanly’s ‘Past the Point Of Rescue’, Johnny Duhan’s ‘The Voyage’ also the story of ‘Nancy Spain’ , Mundy’s ‘To You I Bestow’ and many more.
My most recent poetry collection is called ‘What Our Shoes Say About Us’ published by Salmon Poetry in July 2014. Salmon also published my previous collection ‘At Grattan Road’. In 2011 The Collins Press published my biography of Oscar Wilde and his amazing family called ‘More Lives Than One …The Remarkable Wilde Family Through the Ages’.
In 2017 I began touring 'On Raglan Road - Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them'. An illustrated live show with music based on the book - hear the fascinating stories of the extraordinary women who inspired such world-famous love songs. If you would like to invite me to give a reading or talk please see the contact section of the website.
I like to keep the website up to date so I regularly post new work and also post details of upcoming readings or talks and occasional music gigs.
So do take a look around the website and thanks for stopping by,