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By Dervla Murphy | Comments: ( 409 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

At the height of The Troubles, Dervla Murphy cycled to Northern Ireland to try to understand the situation by speaking to people on either side of the divide She also sought to interrogate her own opinions and emotions As an Irishwoman and traveller who had only ever spent thirty six hours of her forty four years over the border to the north, why had she been so reluctanAt the height of The Troubles, Dervla Murphy cycled to Northern Ireland to try to understand the situation by speaking to people on either side of the divide She also sought to interrogate her own opinions and emotions As an Irishwoman and traveller who had only ever spent thirty six hours of her forty four years over the border to the north, why had she been so reluctant to engage with the issues Despite her own family connections to the IRA, she travelled north largely unfettered by sectarian loyalties Armed instead with an indefatigable curiosity, a fine ear for anecdote, an ability to stand her own at the bar and a penetrating intelligence, she navigated her way through horrifying situations, and sometimes found herself among people stiff with hate and grief But equally, she discovered an unquenchable thirst for life and peace, a spirit that refused to die.


  • Title: A Place Apart
  • Author: Dervla Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780140050301
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Mass Market

About Author:

Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years She is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Murphy is a famous speaker and writer on Palestinian issues She seeks the dissolution of Israel in its entirety.Murphy normally travels alone and unaided, without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people When not travelling, Murphy lives in Lis, as she has for most of her life.



Comments A Place Apart

  • Caroline

    This book about Dervla Murphy’s foray into Northern Ireland in 1978, right in the middle of The Troubles, is a sobering indictment of how the injunction to ‘Love thy neighbour’ can go seriously wrong. It’s not a book that covers the history of The Troubles at depth, but I found excellent online resources from and the BBC that gave me the necessary overviews.The book is a series of interviews and conversations with people on both side of the divide. These are accompanied by numerous and [...]


  • Fiona Hurley

    In 1978, at the height of the "Troubles", Dervla Murphy cycled to Northern Ireland. She'd already been to Afghanistan and Ethiopia, but this would be her first time in NI. It seems like a historical account now; hard to believe it happened within my lifetime. Her sympathies are more obviously with the "green" (Catholic/Republican) part of the population, but her curiosity and goodwill helped her to make friends among the "orange" (Protestant/Unionist) part as well. She comes away with a feeling [...]


  • Kay

    I need to know more history before I read this book.


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