About Me


cormacI’m a writer and editor located in Portland, Oregon.

My passion is great content, focusing on running, writing, mountaineering, literature and music.



Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cormaclooney/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cormaclooney
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8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Beth says:

    I appreciate your gentle writing style that seems to get to the point in a crisp manner: on coffee ( and consequently time): ‘I got old. I didn’t adopt moderation it adopted me.’ helps me accept the physical changes of my aging body. It’s comforting to think of it as an adoption as opposed to being taken hostage. Being pulled into the fold like an embrace and not blindsided by force. As a fan of all things Irish, I stumbled upon your wife’s blog and will be adding you to my list as well!

    • Thanks Beth, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. There is an Irish saying ‘the older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune’ and I’m hoping that this will be the case in the years to come…irrespective of age the voice remains.

  2. Paul James says:

    I appreciate your writing here about Luke Kelly. Since discovering him, I acknowledge that there is a facebook page, yet I am staggered there is no main web site about him. I have other priorities yet if nothings done in the next six months I try and fix this my self.

    • Thanks Paul. The foot-dragging on Kelly’s statue is astounding, particularly given how significant sums of public money are routinely spent on many other civic enterprises, some of frankly dubious merit. Good luck with the website, look forward to seeing it when it’s up and running.

  3. anne curtis says:

    I am interested in your connection with the SS Lismore. My paternal grandfather, Harold Tattersall, was the chief engineer and sadly went down on it leaving a wife, who’s son (my father) was due the following month, and three other young children. I have some information about it but am always grateful for more should you have any. Many thanks. Anne Tattersall Curtis.

  4. Hi Cormac,

    My name is Damian Carley and I’m the great nephew of John Carley, sole survivor of the SS Lismore, and my wife Shirley is the great niece of Nicholas Saunders. I have jpeg images of the 1924 Wexford newspaper reports on the incident which make interesting reading and contain a couple of photos of Charles Cullen. I suspect these reports would have formed part of the source material used by Jack O’Leary for his story on the loss of the Lismore. If you are interested in them let me know and I’ll send them on.


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