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The Irish travel writer who cycled to India while Europe was frozen in 1963

‘Who is Dervla Murphy?’, a documentary covering the Irish travel writer Dervla Murphy, is free to watch today on her 90th birthday.

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“Happy 90th birthday to the incredible Dervla Murphy. To celebrate, our profile documentary ‘Who is Dervla Murphy?’ is available online today for free,” said director Garret Daly.

The documentary includes interviews with Dervla, her daughter Rachel, her publisher John Murray and fellow travel writers Michael Palin and Manchán Magan.

The filmmakers describe Dervla as 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.”

‘Who is Dervla Murphy?’ from Mixed Bag Media on Vimeo.

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