Fogarty (decd.), Weeshie

One of Ireland's best-known sports broadcasters, Weeshie Fogarty was a true sports fan. An All Ireland winning player for Kerry, and referee at the highest level, he also represented Ireland at all levels in basketball. His Terrace Talk programme on Radio Kerry had a fanatical following. Weeshie died in 2018.

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Fogarty, Raymond

Raymond Fogarty is a professional drone pilot, videographer and photographer based in the south of Ireland. His unique aerial images of the landscapes and scenes from the skies above Ireland are highly acclaimed and have garnered significant attention, both nationally and internationally. His love of technology and of the natural world combine to produce a unique and varied body of work that is used to promote Ireland’s natural and man-made beauty. His mission is to inspire future travellers to witness the awe and splendour of Ireland and to be at the forefront of new drone technology with his company AirCam Ireland.

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Foley, Michael

Originally from Killavullen, Co Cork, Michael Foley has written Kings of September, winner of the 2007 BoyleSports Irish Sportsbook of the year. He also ghostwrote Harte: Presence Is the Only Thing, the autobiography of Tyrone gaelic football manager Mickey Harte, shortlisted for the 2009 William Hill Irish Sportsbook of the Year.

Winner of the GAA’s McNamee Award in 2008 and shortlisted for Sports Journalist of the Year in 2003, he is acting sports editor and GAA correspondent for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times. This is his third book. He currently resides in Macroom, Co Cork.

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Fox, Woody

Woody Fox has been a children’s illustrator for 30 years specialising in all things animal related and anything funny. He’s worked for most of the major publishers in Britain as well as many abroad and also had successful cards ranges and clothes designs.

He also has been a willow sculptor for the last 12 years, again specialising in animals which are his passion: you can see his scuptures at www.woodyfoxwillow.co.uk. He lives in Devon, England with his partner and two black cats  surrounded by trees and wonderful wildlife.

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Gallagher, Brian

BRIAN GALLAGHER was born in Dublin. He is a full-time writer whose plays and short stories have been produced in Ireland, Britain and Canada. He has worked extensively in radio and television, writing many dramas and documentaries.

Brian is the author of four adult novels, and his other books of historical fiction for young readers are One Good Turn and Friend or Foe – both set in Dublin in 1916; Stormclouds, which takes place in Northern Ireland during the turbulent summer of 1969; Secrets and Shadows, a spy novel that begins with the North Strand bombings during the Second World War; Taking Sides, about the Irish Civil War; Across the Divide, set during the 1913 Lockout, Arrivals, a time-slip novel set between modern and early-twentieth-century Ontario, and Pawns, set during Ireland’s War of Independence. Brian lives with his family in Dublin.

Find out more about Brian's books at briangallagherwriter.com

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Gallagher, Mary

Mary Gallagher lives in Dublin and previously worked for Enterprise Ireland. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Modern Irish History and a Certificate in Genealogy from University College Dublin.

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