Blackwood, Gary

Gary Blackwood has written novels for young readers including Wild Timothy, Beyond the Door and The Dying Sun. His involvement in the theatre, both as a playwright and as an amateur actor, goes back a long way ... though not quite to Shakespeare's day. Gary lives with his wife and two children on an acre of land surrounded by cow pastures outside Carthage, Missouri.
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Bohan, Mick

Mick Bohan is the current Dublin Ladies football manager. He has worked as a coach with multiple Dublin teams including Development Squads, Minors, u21s, Men, Ladies and with the Clare Footballers. Between underage, colleges, men’s and ladies’ football, he has played a part in winning fifteen national titles.
One of the leading coaches in the country, he has transformed the Jackies into a powerful force, winning four All-Irelands in a row.

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Boland, Brendan

Born in 1961, Brendan Boland is originally from Dundalk, Co Louth. Today he lives with his wife and childhood sweetheart Martina in the UK, where he works with a multinational media group.  In 1975 he disclosed to a priest that he had been abused by Fr Brendan Smyth. He became embroiled in a secret church inquiry that he thought would put a stop to Smyth’s abuse. It didn’t, even though Brendan gave the names and addresses of children who he told the church were being abused.

Darragh MacIntyre is an award-winning investigative reporter with BBC Panorama, as well as a published author. As a journalist, he has been at the frontline in terms of the investigation and presentation of many of the biggest news stories in Irish current affairs in recent years, including the Iris Robinson scandal in 2010. He was the reporter and the presenter of the BBC programme, The Shame of Catholic Church, broadcast in May 2012. Originally from Celbridge, County Kildare, Darragh now lives in Belfast.

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Boland, Gerry

Born in Dublin, Gerry Boland is a writer, teacher and committed environmentalist.

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Bolger, Muriel

Muriel Bolger is an experienced travel writer and magazine editor.
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Bourke, Edward J.

Edward J. Bourke is a scientist working at Diageo St James’s Gate Global Beer Technical Centre.
He has an abiding interest in industrial history, especially relating to Ireland, and has published several books on shipwrecks around the Irish coast.
His fascination with the Guinness brewery began at an early age as both his parents and grandparents owned pubs in Dublin.

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Bowie, Sarah

Sarah Bowie is an illustrator, author and cartoonist who lives in Dublin. She is a founder member of The Comics Lab and her work has been published in a range of books, comics and magazines. Sarah Bowie's first picture book, Let's See Ireland, was published in Spring 2016.

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