John P. Brady is an Irish writer, blogger and freelance journalist.  He divides his time between Dublin, Ireland and Sicily, Italy.  His interests include travel writing, social commentary and short stories.

His first book, Back to the Gaff, was published by Roadside Fiction in June 2014. The second edition (2018) is now available. It describes the scandalous nature of Irish night life and examines by example how society has changed over the last decade.

John P Brady has had short stories published by Roadside Fiction, ZOUCH Magazine, Hackwriters, The Bohemyth and The Galway Review. He formerly wrote for Dime Zine, an independent publication based in Dublin, under the name Peter Pescado. He has also contributed articles to Irish American News.
Principally a storyteller, he conveys by means of personal accounts and impressions, something of the “other” life that is often considered not fashionable enough to be covered by everyone.
He is from Ireland and when fortunate enough to be back there, spends most of his time enjoying the fantastic culture, music and company of people that can be found in Dublin’s fair city.
He is available to write feature articles on social, travel, and linguistic issues.


  • He has a BA International in Ancient History and Spanish from University College Dublin.
  • He speaks fluent Italian and has studied an additional year of medieval history in Italy.  He has a strong interest in Italian culture, food and history.
  • He was a music teacher for 3 years.  Areas of interest include Traditional Irish Music, Progressive Rock, Folk and Jazz.
  • He worked in the Tourism business for 7 years.  This experience has helped him to write colourful and effective travel articles and short stories.
  • He has lived in Dublin, USA, UK and Italy.

He has undertaken sizeable travel to destinations such as:

ItalyRome, Naples, Cinqueterra, Milan, Turin, Genoa, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Perugia, Rimini, Riccione, Ravenna, Lucca, Viareggio, Livorno, Cecina, San Remo, La Spezia.

SicilyCatania, Palermo, Syracuse, Taormina, Trapani, Marsala, Agrigento, Ragusa, Messina, Cefalu, Milazzo.

Sardinia: Alghero, Cagliari, Oristano, Sassari.

France: Paris, Marseille, Monaco (independent region within France), Toulouse, Montpellier, Nice, Carcassonne, Narbonne, Rodez, Albi, Lourdes.

Morocco: Tangier, Tetouan, Chefchaouen.

Croatia: Dubrovnik. Bosnia: Medjugorje.

Spain: Valencia, Malaga, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Tarragona, Cadiz, Estapona, Jerez de la Frontera, Granada, Murcia, Los Acazares, Benicasim, Castellon de la Plana, Salou, Blanes, Tossa de Mar, Girona, Gibraltar.

USAChicago, New York, St. Louis, Nashville, Memphis, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Connecticut.

Ireland: Dublin, Aran Islands, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Rock of Cashel, Westport, Knock, Belfast.

Greece: Athens, Crete, Ioannina, Igoumenitsa.

Germany: Berlin, Cologne, Bonn, Bremen.

PortugalFatima, Coimbra, Nazare.

Netherlands: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Arnhem. 

Belgium: Brussels

BritainLondon, Manchester, Chester, Margate, Bristol, Bath, Minehead, Cardiff.


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