This presentation was delivered online on November 11th, 2020 to the Wilton Justice Group who are based in County Cork, Ireland.
John Moriarty was a philosopher and writer from Listowel, County Kerry. His work touched on myth, spirituality, ecology, mankind’s disconnection from nature and from our past, among many other subjects. This talk presents the key biographical details of Moriarty’s life, and then explores, in the context of the climate emergency, how humans ‘shape the earth to suit themselves’, a recurrent theme in Moriarty’s work.
The presentation included a discussion session afterward. Questions and comments are still very welcome, and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Moriarty Meets Tommy Tiernan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6kfo4FahM0
McGillicuddy, Mary Not The Whole Story Higgins,
Michael W. and Aherne, Sean eds. Introducing John Moriarty In His Own Words
O’Donoghue, Brendan, ed. Preparing For Early Spring: A Moriarty Reader (All of the above are available via Lilliput Press, Dublin)
*Audio and video extracts used in this talk are intended for educational purposes, and all copyright belongs to the original publishers.