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  • Sheegorey…… comment

    I just received this comment on Sheegorey message page. Without crediting it here it is: Just finished reading your book, Joe. Great story, really enjoyed it! I live in Sheegora, overlooking all of those locations mentioned. It’s a beautiful, peaceful place to live and it felt great to read your descriptions both past and present! […]

  • Sheegorey

    I just received the following comment from a friend in Alaska.   “Fantastic book. Finished it a couple days ago. I love it. The mix of history and the detective work/mystery in 2012 was great. It kept me reading and reading to see what happened. It also shows how history creates pathways you wouldn’t expect. […]

  • Extract from “Sheegorey”

    I have been asked by a few people for a flavour of the novel. This is difficult without spoiling the plot for some. So here goes with a short piece from early on in the story. Those who have read the novel will know that even within this short piece that there are interesting possibilities […]

  • Sheegorey (Faery Hill of Guaire) now available online

    Sheegorey (Faery Hill of Guaire) is a historical novel, a captivating quest for long lost manuscripts brought to America by one of the MacDermot clan in early 17th century. “Set around the Boyle Roscommon area, the book is a real page-turner and blends historical accuracy with extremely well-crafted fiction. A great read that will be […]

  • 4 Day Coast to Coast Cycle Dublin to Newport Mayo

    This was a planned cycle by the Royal Canal and backroads to Mayo. Here are the links for each day’s cycle. Day 1: Dublin Mullingar Day2: Mullingar Strokestown Day3: Strokestown Charlestown Day4: Charlestown Newport The trip was completed by Sinead McDermott, Alastair McDermott, Paul Morton, Bruce Ryan, Mike McCarthy, Mike Millar, Joe McDermott. Back up […]

  • 38 Kilometres road trip on a sunny Tuesday 9th August

    This was a training trip. Sinead and I just doing another warm up for the September cross Ireland cycle with Paul Morton and friends. There is a nice biking and hiking route from Castlebar and the National Museum at Turlough, to Bohola on grassy back roads, even linking up to Kiltamagh!!! Almost no traffic, forests, […]

  • Literary Trip June 2011 with Sierra Club

    This was a special trip with some new and some old friends. We began our journey in Dublin visiting many places associated with James Joyce and Ulysses. Bloom’s day was a treat, breakfast in the Gresham Hotel with the usual dignatories, Lord mayor etc. and excellent excerpts from Ulysses, well performed. Our second stop was […]