Books

Ar Muir is ar Sliabh

Ar Muir is ar Sliabh

2009 · Cois Life, Dublin In this Irish-language novel, Brian and Lise are the presenters of a new television adventure series in the making. In their twenties, athletic, expressive, they have all the combined talents to engage in the rigorous challenges of the outdoors and present them to a television audience. Ar Muir is ar […]

Buaic

Buaic

2006 · Cois Life, Dublin A mountaineering team and a camera crew on Everest. Tensions between father and son. The lack of trust between them does not augur well. Mike has technical skills to share with his son, Liam, who is on time out from school to travel to Tibet. He becomes friendly with the […]

Endurance (Heroic Journeys in Ireland)

Endurance (Heroic Journeys in Ireland)

2005 · O’Brien Press, Dublin Kidnap, jailbreak, power, faith, murder, betrayal, scholarship, survival and above all, sheer endurance – all are themes in Dermot Somers’ stories of heroic and historic travels from the mythic legends of prehistory to the dawn of modern Ireland. With the aid of maps and photographs, Dermot Somers – mountaineer, Gaelic […]

Rince ar na Ballaí

Rince ar na Ballaí

2002 · Cois Life, Dublin Dermot Somers is a prominent broadcaster, and his superb series for TG4 and RTÉ, Cuairt na Cruinne, An Bealach Ó Dheas, and Turas Feasa as well as his other journeys with cameraman and producer John Murray, have been deservedly acclaimed. Rince ar na Ballaí, is an account of Somers’ mountaineering expeditions […]

At the Rising of the Moon

At the Rising of the Moon

1994 · Baton Wicks, London / The Collins Press, Cork A collection of short stories by the Irish mountaineer/writer who draws his inspiration from the climbing and trekking world, but explores broader issues rather than becoming imprisoned within a climb-focused genre. Winner of the 1994 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and the Culture and Environment Award […]

Mountains and Other Ghosts

Mountains and Other Ghosts

1990 · Diadem, London A collection of short stories, many with a mountaineering theme, which also focus on political, romantic or thrilling events. The stories are set mostly in Ireland, the Alps and the Himalayas.