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Haunted by Waters


by Daire Whelan

“Though I often think that nothing could lighten the spirit and give more joy than fly fishing the rivers of Ireland, Daire Whelan’s book, Haunted by Waters, captures that deep pleasure.” – Mark Kurlansky, New York Times Best-Selling Author of ‘Cod’ and ‘Salmon’

Haunted by Waters: A Journey into the Irish Countryside

Award-winning producer and journalist Daire Whelan had reached the end of another busy week and couldn’t shake the feeling that life was passing him by too quickly. Vowing to make a change, he decided to commit to a year of fly fishing and set about planning his route through the wild and rugged landscape of Ireland.

Here, in Haunted by Waters: A Journey into the Irish Countryside we travel with Daire throughout a season of fly fishing. But as he searches for a sense of meaning, meeting kindred spirits as he explores the rivers and lakes, Daire finds himself rediscovering the majestic beauty of his native country.

From fishing on our most secluded bays and wildest loughs in Connemara and Kerry, to casting a line on the rippling waters of the Suir in Tipperary, catching salmon on the Blackwater in Waterford, and the serenity of the Dodder in Dublin on a workday afternoon, Haunted by Waters is an evocative and stunning love letter to Ireland through a sport rich in tradition and storytelling.

About the Author

Daire Whelan is an award-winning writer, journalist and producer. He has written for Ireland’s biggest media organisations and newspapers and his work has appeared in the Irish Times, the Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Sunday Tribune, Sunday Times, Village and Magill magazines.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 3.5 × 19.7 cm

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