With great sadness I will not be able to attend the funeral of the great writer Gordon Thomas.

Gordon, a kind and soft-spoken gentleman, will be laid to rest in Ashford, Co Wicklow – a place he loved.

I am in the desert – ten thousand kilometres away –  but I still feel Gordon.

He truly was a remarkable man, not just a brilliant writer, but a gifted human who cared deeply about his fellow humans.

He was a dear friend, not just to me, but to all peoples, for Gordon believed that by revealing truths he could make all our lives better.

I know that without Gordon Thomas, Ireland would be a far nastier country.


Because his truth revelations helped to loosen the iron grip that the madmen in collars held around Ireland’s neck.

These insane men had strangled Ireland for far too long, and only written words, and not guns and bombs, could free us from their strangle-hold.

I hope the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, attests to that by attending Gordon’s funeral.

Here is Gordon’s death notice from the Irish Times.

THOMAS, Gordon (Co. Wicklow and Bath, England) – March 3, 2017. Beloved husband of Edith and proud father of Catherine, Alexander, Lucy, Nicholas and Natasha; son-in-law Jack and grandchildren William, Oliver, Jackson, Levi and Indiana. Funeral and burial 1 p.m., Saturday April 1, at Nun’s Cross Church, Killiskey, Ashford, Wicklow.