An online Book of Condolence for the late travel writer Dervla Murphy has been opened by the Mayor of Waterford City & County, Councillor Joe Kelly.
Mayor Kelly said, “As Mayor of Waterford City and County, I am saddened to hear of Dervla Murphy’s passing and extend my condolences to her daughter, grandchildren and many friends. Dervla was Ireland’s most famous travel writer and a native of Lismore, Co. Waterford.
During her ninety years Dervla travelled across continents, wrote over 25 travel books and famously documented her six-month journey through Europe, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India on a bike in “Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle” in 1965.
Waterford has lost an icon, a trailblazer, an intrepid adventurer and a woman who was ahead of her time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís.”
Books of Condolence will also be opened to the public at:
Waterford City Hall, The Mall, Waterford and at the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford from 2pm today (Tuesday, May 24th)