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Looking for water – Louise Nealon in conversation with Joe Cassidy, diviner.

April 13 at 2:00 pm


In Snowflake Billy reveals his hidden talent for water divining. Often seen as a ‘gift’ this ancient practice for finding water has been used all over the world in one form or other. Today water companies often use it alongside scientific equipment. Louise will discuss this ancient practice with local diviner Joe Cassidy.

Joe Cassidy has worked as a water diviner for over two decades. He is the author of the bestselling memoir The Diviner, published by Penguin Books, which reached number five in the Irish non-fiction chart on its release. Joe lives with his wife and family in Co. Kildare, where he grew up. Joe doesn’t advertise – word-of-mouth recommendations have led him to practice his ancient art all over Ireland and beyond. “Joe Cassidy’s gift is a mixture of intuition, sensitivity, and vulnerability. His book – and himself – are worth checking out” – the Irish Independent.

Louise Nealon is a writer from County Kildare. She has a degree in English literature from Trinity College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. In 2017, she won the Cork International Short Story Competition. Her debut novel, Snowflake was released in May 2021, and won Newcomer of the Year at the An Post Book Awards. Snowflake has been translated into several languages including German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Slovakian and Chinese. Her short story ‘What Feminism Is,’ is currently being adapted into a short film by Pure Divilment Pictures. Louise is currently working on her second novel.

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April 13
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Barker and Jones
2 Poplar Square, Naas East
Naas, Kildare, Ireland
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