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.
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.
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.