Dermot Somers

Dermot SomersDermot Somers (born 1947) is a writer, broadcaster and mountaineer. Lives in Drogheda, Co Louth.

Mountaineering: Worldwide experience, including Eiger and Matterhorn north faces. Member of Irish Everest Expedition, 1993. Writer in English and Irish. Subjects: Fiction, history, mountaineering

TV Documentaries
Many documentaries written and presented for CTL Films.
Subjects: Culture, adventure, mountains.
Currently working on a series of nomadic journeys worldwide, including Siberia, Sahara, Iran, Nepal.
A 4-part journey across Australia tracing the Burke & Wills story broadcast 2009, TG4

Books

  • Mountains And Other Ghosts Diadem Books, London. 1990 Short Stories. (Boardman-Tasker shortlist, England)
  • At The Rising of the Moon Bâton Wicks, London/ Collins Press, Cork. 1994. Short Stories. (Boardman-Tasker winner, England. Also Culture & Environment Award, Banff, Canada)
  • Rince ar na Ballaí Cois Life, Dublin 2002 (Oireachtas award for Literature, 2002)
  • Collected Short Stories Bâton Wicks, London 2004
  • Endurance:Heroic Journeys in Ireland The O’Brien Press 2005
  • Buaic Cois Life, Dublin 2006
  • Úrscéal nua, as Gaeilge, le foilsiÚ, 2009. Cois Life

Dermot will give an illustrated talk (bilingual) on his journeys and climbs.

Scríbhneoir, craoltóir, sléibhteoir. Rugadh i Ros Comáin é. Ina chónaí i nDroichead átha. Scríobhann sé as Gaeilge is as Béarla.

As Gaeilge:

  • Rince ar na Ballaí: Duaisleabhar an Oireachtais 2002
  • Buaic: Úrscéal, Cois Life, 2006
  • Úrscéal nua; le foilsiÚ ag Cois Life, 2009

As Béarla:

  • Mountains and Other Ghosts (Diadem Books,1990)
  • At the Rising of the Moon (Baton Wicks, 1994)
  • Collected Short Stories (Baton Wicks, 2004)
  • Endurance (O’Brien Press, 2005)
  • Sraitheanna Teilifíse scríofa is curtha i láthair aige ar TG4 agus RTÉ
  • Saothar is Déanaí: Craiceann Geal, Croí Marbh (Turas Taiscéalaíochta trasna na hAstráile)
  • Turas i mBaol: An tSibéir, an Sahára, an Iaráin, Neipeal (Turais le treibheanna tréadacha)
  • Tabharfaidh Dermot caint (dhátheangach) faoina chuid eachtraí.

Details of this year’s festival programme can be found elsewhere on this website.

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