John O’Donohue was born in Co Clare in 1953.
An ordained priest with a Ph.D in philosophical theology from the University of Tubingen, his books on philosophy and wisdom include Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (London, Bantam Press, 1997/New York, Cliff Street Books, 1997); Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong (London, Harper Collins, 1999); Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace (Bantam Press, 2003); and Benedictus (Bantam Press, 2007), published in the US as To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings (New York, Doubleday, 2008).
His poetry collections include Echoes of Memory (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 1994); and Connamara Blues (London, Doubleday, 2000).
He lived in Connemara but he died suddenly in France on January 3, 2008.
John O’Donohue speaking at Greenbelt 2007 on the privilege of being at the ‘death bed’
greenbeltfestival’s YouTube Channel
John O’Donohue’s website
John O’Donohue at The National Library of Ireland