Eternal Echoes

John O'Donohue and poet Michael Symmons Roberts, explore seasonal themes of wonder, beauty and longing, at and near his home in Connemara on Ireland's Atlantic coast.

John O'Donohue made a sensational entry into the Irish non-fiction booklists and went on to international recognition with his best-selling Anam Cara [Soul Friend] in 1997, followed a year later by Eternal Echoes.

His latest book Divine Beauty: the Invisible Embrace has just been published.

Less known are his poetry collections Echoes of Memory [1994] and Conamara Blues [2000].

Born into a farming family in the scenic landscape of The Burren, in County Clare, he entered the Catholic priesthood, serving in parishes on Ireland's west coast.

His expression of his faith centres now on personal experience and the rhythms of nature.

John O'Donohue now no longer exercises official ministry as a Catholic priest.

He writes and engages on speaking tours, often in the USA.

He has also broadcast on Radio 4's Sunday Worship on three occasions, drawing intense interest from listeners, with reflections set against the haunting music of Nóirín ni Ríain and the monks of Glenstal Abbey.

He expresses fascination in the moods of the mountains, bogs and lakes which surround his remote cottage home.

The programme includes Swanlight, capturing just one such revelatory moment illuminated by a weak winter sun.

In Fluent he captures in a brief four lines the life of a river carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

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John O'Donohue and poet Michael Symmons Roberts, explore seasonal themes of wonder, beauty and longing, at and near his home in Connemara on Ireland's Atlantic coast.

John O'Donohue made a sensational entry into the Irish non-fiction booklists and went on to international recognition with his best-selling Anam Cara [Soul Friend] in 1997, followed a year later by Eternal Echoes.

His latest book Divine Beauty: the Invisible Embrace has just been published.

Less known are his poetry collections Echoes of Memory [1994] and Conamara Blues [2000].

Born into a farming family in the scenic landscape of The Burren, in County Clare, he entered the Catholic priesthood, serving in parishes on Ireland's west coast.

His expression of his faith centres now on personal experience and the rhythms of nature.

John O'Donohue now no longer exercises official ministry as a Catholic priest.

He writes and engages on speaking tours, often in the USA.

He has also broadcast on Radio 4's Sunday Worship on three occasions, drawing intense interest from listeners, with reflections set against the haunting music of Nóirín ni Ríain and the monks of Glenstal Abbey.

He expresses fascination in the moods of the mountains, bogs and lakes which surround his remote cottage home.

The programme includes Swanlight, capturing just one such revelatory moment illuminated by a weak winter sun.

In Fluent he captures in a brief four lines the life of a river carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.