Born in Dublin Ireland 1941. Canadian citizen. Great grandparents were from Cincinnati Ohio USA. Married Anne Marie Kelly and had one son and two daughters.1962 Graduated from Dublin Hotel School, worked in the Irish Hotel Industry. Loved swimming and in 1965 introduced Surfing to Ireland and formed first Irish surf club. In 1966 represented Ireland in the World Surfing C/Ships in San Diego California. In 1967 staged the first Irish Surfing C/Ships and became the first president of the Irish Surfing Association. In 1972 was one of the organisers of the first European Surfing C/Ships in Ireland.1974 moved to Canada and joined Calgary's Four Seasons Hotel and later Western International, as it was then known. Also studied Architecture in the University of Calgary. In 1981 returned to Ireland. Studied Theology, Personnel Management, Graphic Art. Finally became Catering Officer to Beaumont Hospital Dublin. Still surfs also snow skis and oil paints.In spare time wrote this book!
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August 16, 2010
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