John, who lives in Killarney, speaks frankly about his life as a professor and scholar, and as a prolific writer. During a second visit to John’s home on the foothills of the Killarney mountains, he recalls his early days growing up in Moyvane, and describes events surrounding the deaths of his mother and father. He also speaks about the supernatural beings of Irish folklore. The final to John’s house was filled with entertainment in the form of poetry, song and verse.
Keywords: Killarney, writer, scholar, Moyvane, North Kerry, poetry, philosopher, teacher, W B Yeats, supernatural, spiritualism, sense of place, depression, song, verse