Paul Clements


Paul Clements is a literary journalist and author of the biography Romancing Ireland: Richard Hayward 1892-1964 published by the Lilliput Press in 2014 and adapted for BBC television. Shannon Country: A River Journey Through Time is his fifth discursive travel book about Ireland. The others are: Irish Shores: A Journey Round the Rim of Ireland (1993), The Height of Nonsense: The Ultimate Irish Road Trip (2005), Burren Country: Travels Through an Irish Limestone Landscape (2011) and Wandering Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: From Banba’s Crown to World’s End (2016). A contributing editor to Fodor’s Essential Ireland and The Rough Guide to Ireland, he also writes local history book reviews and ‘Irishman’s Diaries’ for The Irish Times. He has written a critical study and edited a Festschrift about the writer and historian Jan Morris. His travel writing has taken him to many parts of France and in 2018 he received the Atout France award for the Best Culture Feature about the Lascaux Caves in the Dordogne. A former BBC journalist, he is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford and lives in Belfast.