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Helping Our Homeless - A Gift for Schools

Sixty Photographs for Simon

The book is an eclectic collection of images harvested from an extensive archive that Vincent compiled over a period of two decades during work-related travel. Twenty-five countries are represented in a broad geographical sweep which encompasses the Arctic, Scandinavia, Europe, Africa, South America, Antarctica and Asia. Each of the 60 photographs is accompanied by a short text which provides succinct details about various aspects of the image.

He is currently organising distribution of his book as a gift to schools countrywide via the Education Support Centres Ireland network, the directors and staff of which have kindly offered their assistance. 

One copy of the book will be available for each school, free of charge. As we are working remotely due to Level 5 Restrictions please email the centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange collection.

A little background on myself. I am an archaeologist, educator, and heritage specialist. I work as a lecturer for an expedition cruise company, Lindblad Expeditions, on their expedition cruise ship National Geographic Explorer. I have travelled extensively in this capacity to many remote locations around the world, from the Arctic to Antarctic. I also worked as an Expedition Leader for an International Trek Company, Across the Divide, for 8 years.

A freelance heritage specialist, I have been involved in Irish tourism since the early 1990s. I design and deliver a wide range of educational programmes and lecture on a broad spectrum of subjects. In addition, I am one of Ireland’s leading tour guide trainers and worked for many years as Co-ordinator and Lead Tutor on Fáilte Ireland’s National Tour Guide Training Programme.

In addition, I design, manage, and direct extended bespoke heritage tours throughout Ireland and possess an in-depth knowledge of the country’s remarkable natural, built, and cultural heritage. My contact details are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile: 087-2330966.

Additional copies can be purchased online from Merrion Press at: https://irishacademicpress.ie/product/sixty-photographs-for-simon/

‘The Sahara Desert covers an area of around 3.5 million square miles. It began with a simple grain of sand'!

Details of the project are available on my website, on the ‘Simon Community’ page.



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