Kennedy, Conan

Conan Kennedy
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Conan Kennedy was born in Dublin.

His novels are Here Be Ghosts (Dublin, O’Brien Press, 1982, eBook edition 2011); Ogulla Well (Killala, Co Mayo, Morrigan Books, 2002); The Colour of Her Eyes (eBook edition, 2011); The Snake Dancer of Sati Choura (eBook and printed editions Morrigan Books 2012).

A Walk on The Southside, a memoir/love story, was published by Morrigan Book Co, 2010.

Boy on A Bicycle, about his native DunLaoghaire, was published by Morrigan in 2012.

He has also published Ancient Ireland – Users Guide (Morrigan Books, 1994); and (with Daragh Smyth) Places of Mythology in Ireland (Morrigan Books, 1989).

He is author of numerous local history and specialist guidebooks, including Irish Language Ireland (Foras na Gaeilge,1998); and Glasnevin Cemetery (Dublin Cemeteries Committee, 2006). His Ancient Ireland-Users’ Guide (Morrigan,1994) remains the standard guide to that subject. Fragments from Frescati, a history and genealogical record of the Co Dublin mansion, was published by Morrigan in 2012.

He was editor of Daragh Smyth’s Dictionary of Irish Mythology (Irish Academic Press) and co-author of Places of Mythology in Ireland (Morrigan).

He edited the five volume Diaries of Mary Hayden 1878-1903 (National Library of Ireland/Morrigan, 2008); and The Mysterious Mary H.: A Selection of Writings by Mary Hayden (1862-1942) (Morrigan Books, 2008).

He divides his time between homes in the West of Ireland and Italy.



Conan Kennedy’s website

Conan Kennedy at Dead Drunk Dublin.com

Conan Kennedy at The National Library of Ireland


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