BELFAST'S GIANTS: Thirty-six Views of Samson and Goliath, by Dennis Kennedy

Published, spring 2015: CLIMBING SLEMISH, by Dennis Kennedy. Originally published as Climbing Slemish: An Ulster Memoir in 2006, this revised edition includes family trees and photographs.

Yankee Doodles


In 1963 Dennis Kennedy, then a Northern Irish journalist in his mid-twenties, won a year-long World Press Institute Fellowship at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota. Yankee Doodles is his account of twelve months that were at times tragic, at times hilarious, and which took him from New York to Minnesota, from Newark, NJ, to Butte, Montana,...

Square Peg


Square Peg; The Life and Times of a Northern Newspaperman South of the Border, Nonsuch, November 2009.

The Widening Gulf, Blackstaff Press. 1988. Based on academic research done in Dublin in the early 1980s - leading to the award of a PhD by Trinity College in 1985 - this book was widely praised as an original and significant contribution to the understanding of the wide, and still widening, gulf which divided unionism and nationalism on the island...