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Dennis McIntyre is an author, historian, tour guide, broadcaster and former teacher. Originally from Sligo, he has lived in the Clontarf area of Dublin for a number of years where he has established a reputation as a local historian, arising out of publications such as 'The Meadow of the Bull: A History of Clontarf' ("You will probably find a well-worn copy of this book in every household in Clontarf!") and 'Bram Stoker and the Irishness of Dracula', a book that brings it all back home as far as the world's most enduring vampire story is concerned.
He has also written books that trace the trajectory of events that culminated in Ireland's quest for independence ('Irish Nationalism, Irish Republicanism and the 1916 Easter Rising') while 'The Principal Brathadóir' not just lifts the lid but also stirs the pot on the inner workings of the Irish educational system.
His most recent book, 'Gaysa, the Spoiled Priest', delves deep to the very kernel of how religion, priests and the Catholic Church infiltrated and wove itself into the very fabric of Irish society and Irish life. The story is seen through the prism of Gaysa, a fictitious character but, an example of many for whom rejection for the priesthood had repercussions on his life and the lives of those around him.
In addition to his writing, Dennis McIntyre also serves as founder and director of Dublin North Bay Tourism and the Stoker Dracula Gothic Organisation.