John G O' Dwyer
John G O' Dwyer has been for decades a keen hillwalker, rock-climber, gaeilgeoir and supporter of maintaining vibrant communities in rural Ireland. He holds an MA in economics from Trinity College, Dublin and an MSc in international tourism from the University of Limerick. He works as a college teacher in the areas of sport,tourism and heritage For over 15 years he has been a regular contributor to the Irish Times on the subjects of hillwalking, tourism and rural decline.
His introductory book in 2012 was a walking guide to counties Tipperary and Waterford. Pilgrim Paths in Ireland - A Guide was his second book and the first comprehensive guidebook to the Irish penitential trails. It is now in its third reprint and has done much to build awareness of, and return footfall to, the ancient spiritual trails of Ireland. At present, he is National Chairperson of Pilgrim Paths Ireland.