Gerry Murphy, author of The Accidental Entrepreneur published by Orpen Press

Gerry Murphy holds a Bachelor in Financial Services degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from Fordham University, New York, for which he studied at the Irish Management Institute. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations from the Institute of Public Relations in Ireland. All his studies were completed as a mature student.

Gerry is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, having worked in banking for 25 years with Bank of Ireland and First National Building Society before setting up the not-for-profit Churchtown Village Renewal Trust in 1997. In 2001 he was named Cork Person of the Year for his ‘visionary rural renewal initiative’. In 2005 he founded GreatGas Petroleum (Ireland) plc.

Gerry is a former director and chairman of the not-for-profit organisation Guaranteed Irish (a national body promoting the sale of Irish-manufactured goods and services) and former chairman of the European Union’s THERMIE project for Ireland. He was also the executive producer of Bloom, a feature film released in 2004 based on the novel Ulysses by James Joyce.

Gerry has just editied a 270 page Anthology of his late brother John’s creative works. Gerry works in Ireland and the UK. He has also worked in the UAE. His medium term plan is to return to Ireland and to retire to a life of  ‘picking apples’ at Ballyhoura Apple Farm in Kilfinane, County Limerick.

The author’s royalties from the sale of The Accidental Entrepreneur are donated to the Churchtown Heritage Society.

The Accidental Entrepreneur is published by Orpen Press, Lonsdale House, Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland
© Gerry Murphy, Market House, Churchtown, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.