Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

From Borroloola to Mangerton Mountain
  • From Borroloola to Mangerton Mountain

  • Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh is best known as the voice of the GAA. But his interests and enthusiasms – sporting and non-sporting – go far beyond the fields of Gaelic games. In his new book, the follow-up to his bestselling memoir From Dún Síon to Croke Park, Micheál brings us along on his travels around the world, and to the villages, townlands and sporting fields of the four provinces of Ireland. He recalls great days at the races and in sporting stadiums big and small, and great nights in the dance halls. Above all, he tells the stories of these places and the people he has encountered there – stories told as only Micheál can tell them.

Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh was born in 1930 in Dún Síon, near Dingle, Co. Kerry. He was educted in the Presentation Convent and the Christian Brothers School in Dingle, at Coláiste Íosagáin in Baile Bhúirne, Co. Cork, and at UCD. He was a primary and secondary school teacher for many years. Besides his renowned work as a radio commentator, he has long been a champion of the Irish language. He and his wife, Helena, live in Dublin. His memoir, From Dún Sion to Croke Park, was the best selling hardback book in Ireland in 2004.

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