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Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy was born in Killarney where he spent his first three years before his family was deported to Dublin, the Strumpet City.

Growing up in the verdant braes of Templeogue, Peter was schooled by the De La Salle brothers in Churchtown where he played rugby for The Wine and Gold. He also played football (soccer) in secret!

After that, he graduated and studied the Humanities in Grogans under the guidance of Scots corner and the bar staff; Paddy, Tommy and Sean.

Murphy financed his education by working summers on the buildings sites of London in such places as Cricklewood, Camden Town and Kilburn.

Murphy also tramped the roads of Europe playing music and living without a care in the world.
But his move to Canada changed all of that. He only came over for a while thirty years ago.
He took a day job and played music in the bars at night until the demands of family life intervened.
Having raised his children and packed them off to University, Murphy answered the long ignored internal voice and began to write.

He has no plans to make plans for the future and is happy to let things unfold as they do anyway.

Life and Times
   1. Born & Bred (2014)
   2. Wandering in Exile (2015)
   3. All Roads (2015)
   Lagan Love (2011)
   The Last Weekend of the Summer (2018)
   Last Christmas (2019)
   Flowers in the Snow (2020)
   Finishing Stroke (poems) (2021)
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