Donald Brady was born in Cavan and obtained his B.A. in History and English at Maynooth. He was County Librarian for County Waterford from 1982 until 2010. He served as director of the West Waterford Heritage Week in 1991 and 1992. He was the co-ordinator of Waterford County Council’s Famine Commemoration Programme and served on the National Committee charged with the protection of the Woodstown Viking Settlement.
He has edited major Waterford histories including, Hansard’s History of Waterford and Smith’s History of Waterford. In June of this year his work, W.E.D. Allen & Other Essays, his 12th book will be published. His presentation on the author Temple Lane (Mary Isabel Leslie) marks his 16th consecutive appearance on the Immrama Programme. Research and completion of his magnum opus, A Study of the Life and Work of Regina Maria Roche, has been delayed due to the Covid Pandemic.
Details of this year’s festival programme can be found elsewhere on this website.