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.
Seán Boylan is remembered for being the manager who brought the Sam Maguire to Meath after a gap of twenty years and then brought it back three more times. Born in Dunboyne, he has had a lifelong association with Co. Meath.
John Quinn is a writer and broadcaster. He retired from RTÉ Radio in 2002 after a distinguished career of twenty-seven years. He is the author of five children's novels, one adult novel and a memoir, Sea of Love, Sea of Loss. His children's novel The Summer of Lily and Esme won the Bisto Book of the Year Award in 1992. His most recent children's book, Bill and Fred, was published by The O'Brien Press in 2005. He lives in County Galway.