Davison, Stephen

STEPHEN DAVISON is a photographer with Pacemaker, Belfast. A road-racing enthusiast, he has followed the career of Joey Dunlop for many years, producing award-winning pics for specialist magazines, newspapers and TV. His website is at stephendavison.photoshelter.com/index

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de Paor, Louis

LOUIS DE PAOR is one of the most celebrated poets of the Irish language. A former editor of the acclaimed Irish language journal Innti (founded by Michael Davitt, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Liam Ó Muirthile and Gabriel Rosenstock), he is now the Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. De Paor has worked alongside many of the giants of literature in the Irish language such as Sean Ó Tuama with whom he edited a twentieth century anthology of poetry in Irish.

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Deeley, Patrick

Patrick Deeley is a teacher and poet. He has three books of poems to his name from Dedalus Press, with a fourth due next year. He also runs a workshop in Ballyfermot, specialising in children's poetry. Originally from Loughrea, County Galway, he has spent more than half his life teaching in Dublin.

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Dent, Sarah

Sarah Dent is archaeological curator and education officer at Dublinia

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Dillon, Paddy

Paddy Dillon is a freelance outdoor writer specialising in Ireland and Britain. He is the author of many articles and guidebooks including The National Trails of Britain and Ireland, The Mountains of Ireland, The Irish Coast to Coast Walk, Exploring the North of Ireland, and Exploring the South of Ireland. He also contributes to magazines, newspapers and periodicals and leads walks in Ireland, Britain and elsewhere, including Tuscany. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild.

Paddy lives in Ulverston, in Cumbria.

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Donohue, David

David Donohue has enjoyed a wide and varied career in music and film. Born in Carlow in 1961, he left Ireland in the mid-eighties for New York. There he became the US correspondent for Hot Press Magazine, interviewing among others, James Brown, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, David Bowie, John Cage etc.

David went on to produce two highly acclaimed music documentaries: Put Blood in the Music, a quirky look at the New York downtown music scene of the late eighties, and Words for the Dying, which won the 'best documentary' award at the 1991 Ontorio film festival. Horse racing is David's passion and his six-part documentary series on horse racing, 'Turf Wars' was recently broadcast on BBC and RTÉ.

His own songwriting and recording career has resulted in three albums under the alias The Floors, and he has co-written songs with Marianne Faithfull, Brian Kennedy and Sonic Youth. He is currently working with rising star Jack L, as well as supervising music on Jim Sheridan's feature film East of Harlem.

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Donovan, Anna

Anna Donovan, a former teacher, lives in Dublin and is the author of several books for young people.
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