While published widely in magazines and periodicals, Damien Enright is perhaps best known for his weekly environmental column in the Irish Examiner, one of Ireland’s three broadsheet newspapers.
The column was first published in 1990 and over the decades has become a favourite of nature lovers and conservationists. Independent travellers are also amongst its regular readers. As a result of Enright’s habit of living for extended periods overseas, the articles are often about communities encountered in less-travelled places, their way of life, the local human and natural history, local resources and their conservation, and about the joys and challenges of travelling in such places. Unlike back-packers’ blogs, these are polished vignettes by a practiced writer, relating well-researched information and interesting stories told through the lens of long experience.
Fine writing is the aspect of Enright’s writing most remarked upon. It is clear, readable and lyrical but avoids purple prose. His work has been published in many reputable newspapers and magazines, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Walking World Ireland, The Toronto Globe, The Statesman of India, SPAIN Magazine. The English Journal of Tokyo and many more.
Venues treated outside Ireland include Japan, India, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Greece, Italy, Sardinia, Elba, France, Corsica, Portugal, Spain and País Vasco, Andalucía, Majorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Canary Islands and La Gomera, La Palma, Hierro, Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Fuerteventura, England, Scotland and Wales, USA, Jamaica, Cuba, The Gambia, Senegal.
For samples from various articles please click here.