With thanks to Mixed Bag Media, and to celebrate the release of their new Irish documentary film, Who is Dervla Murphy? on April 23rd, we have an exclusive clip from the film and three of Dervla Murphy’s books to give away.

Dervla Murphy is Ireland’s most prolific travel writer, who for five decades has travelled the world mostly alone, and mostly by bicycle. A fiercely independent woman who turned her back on societal conventions at a time when few were as brave, she observed and recorded the world with wonder and curiosity, and an astute political sensibility. But who is Dervla Murphy?

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This special edition documentary explores the woman behind the words in an interview which shows her personal life to be as fascinating as her extensive journeys. The minutiae of life at home in Lismore and journeys abroad with her grandchildren provide an intimate backdrop to interviews with Dervla, her daughter Rachel, her publisher John Murray and fellow travel writers Michael Palin and Manchán Magan.

Who is Dervla Murphy? is produced by Martina McGlynn and directed by Garret Daly, who last year brought us independent Irish feature film A Nightingale Falling.

Who is Dervla Murphy? opens in Movies@Dundrum and SGC Dungarven on April 23rd. For more information on the film check out Facebook or Twitter.

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