Carl O’Flaherty is a native of Dingle, Kerry in Ireland. Raised in the family bar, he never forgot the local characters and their wild tales.
After enjoying a carefree childhood of rambling mountains, bogs and beaches, he graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1978. He spent nearly forty years at the chalkface before retiring from teaching in 2018. He has a keen interest in local history, folklore, sport, nature and the Irish language.
A late comer to writing, his first venture was titled ‘Farewell to Killossery’, which details the story of Rowlestown NS school and past pupils in North County Dublin.
This was followed by his memoir‘Dingle before Fungi came to town’, which recalls his times growing up in the family bar, stories of butchers, bakers, carpenters and tailors.
Next came ‘Dingle People’, which details the lives of farmers, fishermen, families and friends, and includes over two hundred photographs, which guide the reader to the heart of this historic, noble town and its people.
Carl is presently researching and recording stories about people and historical and social events from the Dingle area, including Lispole and Ventry. Hopefully, this book, which will be titled “Dingle – Last throw of the Dice” will be published in autumn 2020.
Bí ag faire!