John Moriarty (writer)

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John Moriarty (2 February 1938 – 1 June 2007) was an Irish writer and philosopher.

A native of County Kerry, he was educated in Listowel and at University College Dublin. In 1974, he returned to England from Canada where he had taught English literature at the University of Manitoba, and subsequently became a live-in gardener in the Carmelite monastery at Boars Hill, Oxford.[1]

Moriarty lived at the foot of Mangerton Mountain in northern County Kerry until his death. His online website was

A film, Dreamtime, Revisited', directed by Irish filmmaker Dónal Ó Céilleachair and Lithuanian born Julius Ziz was released in October 2012.



A series of interviews of John by Joe Duffy on the RTÉ radio show Liveline, available as an iTunes podcast here


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