Dermot Somers' Biography

Dermot Somers, born in Roscommon, is a writer, broadcaster, public-speaker and mountaineer. He lives in Drogheda with his wife, Maeve.

He has presented many Travel and Adventure programmes for TG4 and RTÉ, including a series on great nomadic journeys of the world.

The series has taken him to Siberia, the Sahara, Iran, and Nepal.

His fiction, history, and travel-writing have been published in English and in Irish, winning awards in both languages.

As a climber and mountaineer he has travelled the world, with a particular interest in the Alps and the Himalayas. He was a member of the Irish Everest Expedition, 1993.

Dermot is also a popular public speaker, giving talks around Ireland and abroad.

Irish climber Dermot Somers