Conan Kennedy was born in Dublin.
Novels by Conan Kennedy are Here Be Ghosts, Ogulla Well, The Colour of Her Eyes, The Snake Dancer of Sati Choura .
A Walk on The Southside, a memoir/love story, was first published in 2010., reissued in 2018.
Boy on A Bicycle, about the writer’s native Dún Laoghaire, was published in 2012.
Other books include Ancient Ireland – Users’ Guide and (with Daragh Smyth) Places of Mythology in Ireland.
(Ancient Ireland, now a standard guide to that subject, has been reissued in 2018.)
He is author of numerous local history and specialist guidebooks, including Irish Language Ireland (Foras na Gaeilge); and Glasnevin Cemetery (Dublin Cemeteries Committee).
Fragments from Frescati, a history and genealogical record of the Blackrock Co Dublin mansion, was published in 2012.
He was editor of Daragh Smyth’s Dictionary of Irish Mythology (Irish Academic Press)
He edited the five volume Diaries of Mary Hayden 1878-1903 (National Library of Ireland 2008); and The Mysterious Mary H.: A Selection of Writings by Mary Hayden (1862-1942)
Conan Kennedy is married to Hilary Cox (see Walk on The Southside). Of their five children, four survive, and they are adults…sort of. And he is not (yet!) a member of Aosdana