LAUNCH: Wild Waters by Richard Nairn


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Join us with Gill Books for the launch of Wild Waters: The Magic of Ireland’s Rivers and Lakes, by Richard Nairn.

With opening remarks from Colin Stafford-Johnson and a reading by Jane Clarke.


Colin Stafford-Johnson is an award-winning wildlife filmmaker and presenter. His documentary film The Secret life of the Shannon was shown on BBC and RTÉ.

Jane Clarke is the author of three poetry collections and an illustrated poetry booklet. Several of her river poems appear in Wild Waters.

Richard Nairn is an ecologist and writer who has published six previous books. This is the third volume of his memoirs following the acclaimed titles Wild Woods (2020) and Wild Shores (2022). With a Master’s Degree in Zoology, he previously worked as a nature reserve warden and was the first Director of BirdWatch Ireland. He is an experienced writer who has shown his ability to make complex subjects accessible and entertaining to a broad readership, while earning praise from scientists for meticulous research.