Dr Peter Harbison is honorary academic editor of the Royal Irish Academy, Professor of Archaeology at the Royal Hibernian Academy, and an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. He studied archaeology at UCD and the University of Marburg and was editor of
Ireland of the Welcomes for nine years. He is the author of some thirty-five books on Irish archaeology and art, published on both sides of the Atlantic, including Guide to National and Historic Monuments of Ireland, Cooper’s Ireland, The High Crosses of Ireland, and Pre-Christian Ireland.
EDWARD HAYDEN works in Dunbrody Country House where he teaches in the Dunbrody Cookery School. Edward also teaches adult education courses in Waterford Institute of Technology and regularly lectures in Ryeland House Cookery School, Inish Beg Estate cookery school and An Grianan, ICA Adult Education Centre. Edward has a column in the Sunday World, has written for a number of local and national newspapers and has published recipes in the Sunday Tribune, Irish Independent and RTE Guide. He presents a regular cookery slot on TV3's Ireland AM.
Racing photographer supremo Pat ‘Cash’ Healy is known to many in the horse-racing world. His father Liam senior began the family horse-racing photography business in the 1970s. Today Pat Healy and the other members of the HEALY RACING team, including his brother Liam, his nephews, Kevin and Sean, and his son, Jack, are familiar figures at racetracks around the country and at the big race meetings abroad. From following trainers, horses, owners and jockeys, HEALY RACING has captured thousands of precious moments in the great sport of horse racing, many of which can be viewed on their website healyracing.ie.
SHAY HEALY is an author, songwriter, TV producer and presenter. His RTÉ 1 pet series, Beastly Behaviour, was a big hit with audiences old and young. He also released a CD of animal songs, Havananimal Week. Shay is best known as the writer of ‘What’s Another Year’, which won the Eurovision Song Contest for Johnny Logan in 1980.
Nicola Heaney was born and raised in Derry. After studying in Scotland, she moved to England where she taught English Literature to teenagers for over a decade before deciding to focus on her writing. Her poetry has been published in a number of journals across the UK and Ireland.
Peter Heaney was a primary school teacher and story teller in his native Derry for more than 40 years. He believed that story-telling could create a rich world for children to explore and learn from. During his teaching career, exchanges with other story tellers provided many opportunities to share stories with children from Moscow to Kentucky.