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Pilgrim Paths with John G. O’Dwyer

Thursday 11th of October / 7pm / Newbridge Community Library

Join John G. O’Dwyer and Newbridge Library for a special talk on the benefits, both spiritual and physical, of hill walking in Ireland.

John G. O'Dwyer is a keen hillwalker, rock-climber, Gaeilgeoir and supporter of maintaining vibrant communities in rural Ireland. He holds an MA in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Masters in International Tourism from the University of Limerick. He works as a tourism consultant and college teacher in the areas of sport, tourism and heritage. For almost 20 years he has been a regular contributor to the Irish Times on the subjects of hillwalking, tourism and rural development. In 2012, his introductory book was a walking guide to counties Tipperary and Waterford. Pilgrim Paths in Ireland - A guide was his second volume and the first comprehensive guidebook to the Irish penitential trails. It is now in its fourth reprint and has done much to build awareness of, and return footfall to, the ancient spiritual trails of Ireland. His latest book The Comeragh, Galtee, Knockmealdown and Slieve Bloom Mountains - A Walking Guide, has just been published. At present, he is National Chairman of Pilgrim Paths Ireland.

Booking required. Contact Newbridge Library on 045 448353 or email newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie