Dennis Kennedy

denniskennedy1@btinternet.com
Dennis Campbell Kennedy is a writer on Irish and European affairs. Currently based in Belfast,  he has worked 
as a journalist in both parts of Ireland, and in the United States and Africa. From 1985-1991, he was Head of the 
European Commission Office in Northern Ireland, and later  lecturer in European Studies in Queen's University 
Belfast.
Born in Lisburn, Co.Antrim, he was educated at Wallace High School Lisburn, Queen's University, Belfast, and 
Trinity College Dublin. He graduated in Modern History from Queen's in 1958, and received a PhD from Dublin 
University (Trinity College) in 1985. Read more...

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9th November 2016

Article published in the Irish Time - Pride in ‘inclusive’ 1916 commemoration rings hollow


28th June 2016

See my latest Blog post  Whatever happened to the sovereignty of Parliament?

20th January 2016

Vive l'Europe

 Address to The Irish Association, Belfast, 17th March 2015.

15th January 2016

Belfast Literary Society papers now added to site - click here


7th January 2016

Weak-willed Cameron's Euro gamble could rip UK asunder.

An edited version  of this article appeared in Belfast Telegraph, 7th Jan., 2016.

8th December 2015

Climbing Slemish now available on Kindle

Published November 2015;

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


Two hundred years ago Japanese master printmaker Hokusai embarked on his famous series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. A century later the French painter Henri Rivière, produced Les Trente-six vues de La Tour Eiffel. Retired journalist and occasional photographer Dennis Kennedy has now, with apologies to Hokusai and Rivière, come up with Thirty-six Views of Samson and Goliath, three dozen of his own photographs taken over the past thirty years. They depict Harland and Wolff’s gantry cranes from a variety of viewpoints and constitute a modest tribute to the two Biblical giants and to the city they have come to symbolise

Paperback book; A5 format, 46 pages. (36 full-colour photographs.)

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.

 Climbing Slemish is a humorous and at times tragic account of four inter-connected Ulster families over more than a century. The book was originally intended to be a novel, a portrait of a small and often misunderstood minority in Ireland, the deeply religious, evangelical Protestant working class in rural and urban Ulster, generally unionist in outlook, but eschewing involvement in politics. 

Paperback; 214 pages. (including 8 of b&w photos.)