Celebrating John Moriarty, 1938-2007


The Lilliput Press celebrates the great John Moriarty, who died ten years ago today on 1 June 2007.

He passed like a comet through this life and we are proud to have published eight of his books over a thirteen-year period, beginning with Dreamtime in 1994 and concluding with Serious Sounds in 2007,
uncovering and broadcasting his genius to the world.

His posthumous reputation grows by the hour; he has been the subject of academia, film (Dreamtime Revisited), stage plays (Michael Harding adaptations), RTÉ television and radio broadcasts (readily found on YouTube), DVD and CD recordings.

This week sees the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in his honour at the Angler’s Return, where he lived at Toombeola in Connemara, along with meitheals in Galway, Dingle and Listowel.

On Friday 2 June at 7pm, Professor Michael W. Higgins, of Sacred Heart University in Connecticut will be giving a lecture John Moriarty, Epic Visionary for Creation’s Unity in Newman’s University Church, St Stephen’s Green. Professor Higgins will also speak with other Moriarty scholars at the Sea Land and Spirit conference in Dingle on Wednesday 7 June – details here Philosophy of John Moriarty and the environment.

For this week we offer a 20% discount on all John Moriarty books using the promo code “MORIARTY” on our website.