The Author was born in Dublin in 1941 and holds both Irish and Canadian citizenships. His great grandmother on his father’s side was from Cincinnati Ohio but moved to Ireland when in her twenties. The Author married Ann Marie Kelly in 1969 and they had one fine son Paul and two beautiful daughters Carolyn and Georgina. His early years were in the hotel and restaurant business and finally hospital catering. During free time from work and also in retirement he studied Theology, Physics, Mathematics and Art leading to the eventual study of Architecture in University College Dublin. His sports are surfing, skiing, painting, and mountain hiking.