In 1989, after thirty years living overseas, Damien Enright returned to Ireland with his family and settled in West Cork. He quickly became established in the first rank of Irish nature writers, publishing a weekly column, regular feature articles and books, and appearing on radio and TV. Reviewers describe his latest book, The Kindness of Place, as being beautifully written, informative and engaging. It follows his much-acclaimed A Place Near Heaven. Both books were published by Gill & Macmillan, Ireland’s leading publishers.

Other books include, Dope in the Age of Innocence (Liberties Press 2010: an autobiography of the years 1960-1965) Scenic Walks in West Cork (Collins Press 2011) a series of eight pocket books on walks of Cork and Kerry (Merlin Press 1998-2004) Ireland County by County Salamander Press, UK. 1996, reprinted by Gill & Macmillan 1998)