Feehan, John

John Feehan has been described by Kevin Myers as 'one of life's great communicators'. He has researched and written extensively on many facets of Ireland's environmental heritage and history, co-authoring the definitive textbook on Ireland's peatlands, as well as books on the environmental heritage and history of Slieve Bloom and of County Laois. His Farming in Ireland: History, Heritage and Environment has been widely acclaimed. John is a senior lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine at UCD. He is well known for his television work on the natural and cultural heritage of the Irish landscape, for which he received a Jacobs Television Award. He is also a recipient of the Annual Environmental Merit Award of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, and of a special award from Bord na Móna for his work in communicating environmental values. To find out more about John and Offaly County Council Heritage publications, go to http://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Heritage/Publications/