Thursday, September 19, 2013

Christopher Moriarty on the Joys of the Liffey

Our autumn lecture series opens on Tuesday 24th September with a talk by  Dr Christopher Moriarty on  "The Liffey: legends, literature and landscape".

Christopher Moriarty was literally immersed in the River Liffey when he fell into its waters at the age of three! Somewhat later he obtained a Master's degree for a study of the fishes of the Blessington Lakes, and later contributed some chapters to The Book of the Liffey, edited by Elizabeth Healy and published by Wolfhound Press.

He has been writing articles and books on Irish heritage topics for nearly fifty years, including a regular article in The Sacred Heart Messenger since 1993.  Other books include Down the Dodder, On Foot in Dublin and Wicklow, and Exloring Dublin. Christopher is writing a new book about the Liffey which he hopes will be published in 2014. 

All are welcome to the talk, which begins at 6.30pm. 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I missed this.

    My grandfather drowned in the Liffey and was fished out at Eden Quay on 11.6.1918.

    I lived in Orwell Gardens and fell into the Dodder more times than I can remember.

    Looking forward to the Liffey book.