David Flanagan is a climber, cyclist, 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 formed Three Rock Books and in late September 2013 I published my second book Bouldering Essentials. I have also published a guide to the best of Irish rock climbing, Rock Climbing in Ireland, and a guide to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
I have just released (May 2018) Cycling in Ireland, a guide to the best of Irish cycling.
My books are distributed internationally by Cordee, the UK’s leading supplier of outdoor leisure titles to the book trade and specialist retailers and nationally by Gill Distribution.