Tipperary author John G O'Dwyer will launch new book in Kinnanes of Upperchurch
John G O'Dwyer, who is well known as an author and writer for the Irish Times, has over 30 years experience of hillwalking and leading groups in the Irish uplands. His latest book consists of a guide to walks in the Galtee, Knockmealdown, Comeragh and Slieve Bloom Mountains and many other lesser known uplands in the Waterford Tipperary and Laois/Offaly area. The most captivating outings this region has to offer are shared, along with all the necessary practical information such as maps, directions, the degree of difficulty and estimated duration.
But this is more than just a walking guide. Each description gets beneath the skin of a landscape littered with historic artifacts to tell a story. A booley on a hillside shows how the uplands contributed to human survival; a working farmstead demonstrates the continuation of this tradition; a ruined cottage confirms a battle lost. This guidebook will appeal to committed hillwalkers and casual ramblers alike, as well as containing much of interest to anyone who wishes to better understand the age-old interaction between humans and hills.
The book will be launched by Niamh Kinnane on Thursday, May 31, at 8.30pm in Kinnanes of Upperchurch. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Jim Finn, Tipp FM. The event is open to all comers and everyone will be made most welcome.