Michael J Whelan – Peacekeeper

Profile Michael Whelan LE Poetry June 2016

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Peacekeeper by Michael J Whelan 

The following poems are from Micheal’s published collection titled ‘Peacekeeper’ (Doire Press) and were inspired by his tours of duty as an Irish soldier with the United Nations Peacekeeping forces in Lebanon in the early 1990s and later with the peace enforcement mission to Kosovo in 2000.

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Michael J. Whelan lives in South Dublin. He served as a UN Peacekeeper in Lebanon and Kosovo with the Irish Army and is a historian and keeper of the Air Corps Military Museum. He was 2nd Place in the Patrick Kavanagh & 3rd in the Jonathan Swift Awards. He is widely published and read for the Poetry Ireland Introductions series and his debut collection ‘Peacekeeper’ was published in 2016 by Doire Press.

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