Who is Dervla Murphy?

By Mixed Bag Media

Dervla Murphy is Ireland’s most prolific travel writer who for five decades has travelled the world mostly alone, and mostly by bicycle. A fiercely independent woman who turned her back on societal conventions at a time when few were as brave, she observed and recorded the world with wonder and curiosity, and an astute political sensibility. 
This special edition award winning documentary explores the woman behind the words in a fascinating film which shows her personal life to be as fascinating as her extensive journeys. The minutiae of life at home in Lismore and journeys abroad with her grandchildren provide an intimate backdrop to interviews with Dervla, her daughter Rachel, her publisher John Murray and fellow travel writers Michael Palin and Manchán Magan.
Officially selected for The Galway Film Fleadh, Cork International Film Festival, Rhode Island Film Festival and Banff Film Festival. Also winner of The Waterford Film Festival for Best Documentary.