David Flanagan is a climber, writer and freelance journalist from Dublin, Ireland.
I have been climbing for nearly 20 years, focusing mostly on exploring and developing new bouldering problems and areas across Ireland. From the early days of my climbing career I kept notes and drew topos and maps of my discoveries, eventually I started to gather this information on a website, theshortspan.com. In 2010 I was made redundant from my boring computers job and decided that the time was right to publish a proper guide to Bouldering in Ireland. And just over a year later I self-published my first book, Bouldering in Ireland.
I recently formed Three Rock Books and in late September 2013 I published my second book Bouldering Essentials. There are plans to produce a second edition of Irish bouldering guidebook, Bouldering in Ireland, which is currently available as an ebook. The next project will then be a select guide to Irish rock climbing, see more about this book here.
My books are distributed nationally and internationally by Cordee, the UK’s leading supplier of outdoor leisure titles to the book trade and specialist retailers.