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Trailblazers: In Conversation with Dervla Murphy: Between River and Sea

20th October, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

£3.00 – £5.00
Derval Murphy. Photo: Paddy Barker, The Irish Examiner

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to ill health.

A unique opportunity to hear from Dervla Murphy, writer, traveler, and cyclist whose cycling adventures started in the 1960’s with a cycle ride from Ireland to India, via Iran and Afghanistan which became the subject of her first book, Full Tilt. This was followed by over 20 other travel books recounting Dervla’s adventures by bicycle, rail, mule and foot to all corners of the world and her encounters with those she meets along the way.

BetweenRiver&SeaFrontCoverAbout her latest book, Between River and Sea:

Dervla Murphy describes with passionate honesty the experience of her most recent journeys into Israel and Palestine. In cramped Haifa high-rises, in homes in the settlements and in a refugee camp on the West Bank, she talks with whomever she meets, trying to understand them and their attitudes with her customary curiosity, her acute ear and mind, her empathy, her openness to the experience and her moral seriousness. Behind the book lies a desire to communicate the reality of life on the ground, and to puzzle out for herself what might be done to alleviate the suffering of all who wish to share this land and to make peace in the region a possibility . . .

About Dervla Murphy:

Derval Murphy. Photo: Paddy Barker, The Irish  Examiner
Derval Murphy. Photo: Paddy Barker, The Irish Examiner

Dervla Murphy (born Lismore, County Waterford, 1931) was determined to write, not to marry and to travel to India. She realised two of these ambitions in Full Tilt, her first book, which describes her exuberant bicycle ride from Lismore – where she still lives – to India, through Iran and Afghanistan. It has been followed by some twenty further titles, including an acclaimed memoir, Wheels within Wheels, many of which are available to borrow from our collection. She has a daughter Rachel and three granddaughters.


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20th October, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
£3.00 – £5.00
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