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  • Published: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781848270749
  • Imprint: Transworld Ireland
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

Echoes of Memory




A masterful, moving collection of poetry - and the first published work by this much-loved, highly respected writer who, sadly, passed away aged just fifty-two in January 2008.

In this powerful, evocative collection, master storyteller John O’Donohue explores themes of love and loss, beginnings and endings. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Celtic tradition and the rugged, majestic landscape of his birth, the west of Ireland, here he also creates a unique vision of a place and time, and the echo of a memory that will never fade.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781848270749
  • Imprint: Transworld Ireland
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

John O'Donohue

John O'Donohue, Ph.D., was born in County Clare in 1956. He spoke Gaelic as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January 2008. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured in Europe and America and wrote a number of international bestsellers: Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, Divine Beauty and Benedictus, which he completed shortly before he died. He also wrote two collections of poetry, Conamara Blues and Echoes of Memory, his first published work.

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Praise for Echoes of Memory

“In these poems, the west of Ireland landscape and climate in all their harshness are metaphors for the emotional climate of the work.”

Poetry Ireland Review

“His taut concise pieces use words and syntax with the sort of freedom that comes after mastery.”

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