John Moriarty

Appears in: Poets

John Moriarty (1938–2007), Kerry philosopher and writer, has been a powerful presence in Irish philosophy and literature since the 1994 appearance of Dreamtime. After leaving University College Dublin, he travelled and taught in Europe and North America before returning to Connemara to write his meditative masterpieces. Within his lifetime he published eight of his works over thirteen years with The Lilliput Press, concluding with a magisterial autobiography, Nostos, and its sequel, What the Curlew Said. His talks, stories and poetry are memorably conserved in a 13-­CD boxed set, One Evening in Eden. A film documentary, Dreamtime Revisited, by Julius Ziz and Dónal Ó Céilleachair, premiered at the Dublin Film Festival in 2012.