O'Connell, Jennie

Jennie O’Connell was born in Galway, and has lived in Wexford, London and New York, before coming back to Galway again and enjoying its particular brand of driving rain, brilliant people, and excellent pubs.

She works as an English teacher, and is a freelance illustrator. She particularly enjoys drawing nostalgic, evocative scenes, and a lot of her work has humour and is recognisably Irish.

Jennie lives in Galway with her two daughters, two cats, and three guinea pigs, who rule the house with a rod of iron.

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O'Connor, Christy

CHRISTY O'CONNOR is a freelance journalist based in Ennis, Co. Clare. He formerly worked as sports correspondent in the Dublin newspaper industry. He is also a goalkeeper who played in two All-Ireland club hurling finals and he was a member of the Clare senior hurling panel for four years.
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O'Connor, Fergal

Fergal O' Connor is an artist and illustrator from Co. Kerry. His work is set within an imaginative, fantastical, and often dark universe inhabited by strange characters and creatures, a sombre world where the amazing and the beautiful lives side by side with the bleak and tragic. He currently works from his home in Kerry where he creates artwork for exhibitions as well as illustrating for books and other publications.

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O'Connor, Finbar

Finbar O'Connor is the author of Wolfgran, in the O’Brien Red Flag Series for readers age 8+. He grew up in Finglas, Dublin and went to Trinity College Dublin, where he studied French and English, after which he went to work as a librarian for Dublin City Libraries. He is married and has two daughters, Esmé and Freya. Finbar's hobbies are music, natural history and writing. His favourite authors are PG Wodehouse, JRR Tolkien, Flann O’Brien, and Terry Pratchett. His ambition is to make a living out of one of his hobbies. Wolfgran, Finbar's first book for children, was published in September 2001.
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O'Connor, Niamh

Niamh O’Connor is the author of the best-selling book on the life and crimes of Catherine Nevin, The Black Widow. She is also Crime Correspondent with Ireland on Sunday. She has previously worked for The Examiner and RTÉ. Her experience in print journalism is extensive, and she has turned her talent to reporting in several different areas with great flair and precision. She lives in Wicklow.

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O'Connor, Ulick

Oliver St John Gogarty himself appointed Ulick O'Connor to be his biographer. O'Connor spent six years researching published and unpublished material, as well as collecting the reminiscences of Gogarty's many friends to compose the book.

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O'Connor, Valerie

VALERIE O’CONNOR is a cook, food writer and photographer; her column inches can be found in many national newspapers. She teaches classes in traditional cooking skills and has worked in professional kitchens from Brussels to Malaysia. She is a qualified Organic Horticulturalist and blogs about her food adventures at www.valskitchen.com.

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