Nonfiction Book Group - An Irish Atlantic Rainforest, Eoghan Daltun

July 2023 Nonfiction

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On the Beara peninsula in West Cork, a temperate rainforest flourishes. It is the life work of Eoghan Daltun, who had a vision to rewild a 73-acre farm he bought, moving there from Dublin with his family in 2009.

An Irish Atlantic Rainforest charts that remarkable journey. Part memoir, part environmental treatise, as a wild forest bursts into life before our eyes, we're invited to consider the burning issues of our time: climate breakdown, ecological collapse, and why our very survival as a species requires that we urgently and radically transform our relationship with nature.

This is a story as much about doing nothing as taking action - allowing natural ecosystems to return and thrive without interference, and in doing so heal an ailing planet.

Powerfully descriptive, lovingly told, An Irish Atlantic Rainforest presents an enduring picture of the regenerative force of nature, and how one Irishman let it happen.

An Post Irish Book Award winner, 2022

"The stories are absorbing, the writing charismatic and the ideas thought-provoking" 
— Irish Independent

"Fascinating ... a manifesto for saving our own corner of the planet through letting things be"
— Irish Times, The Gloss

"Daltun writes with passion and purpose of the way we should live now" 
— RTÉ Guide

Eoghan Daltun

About the Author
Eoghan Daltun
is a conservator of sculpture and a sculptor in stone. He is based near Eyeries in the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland. Eoghan spent seven years training in Carrara, Italy. Initially, this involved learning to carve sculpture in marble and stone at the Scuola del Marmo and at Nicoli Sculpture Studios.

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