John Moriarty (2 February 1938 – 1 June 2007) was an Irish writer and philosopher. A native of County Kerry, he was educated in Listowel and at University College Dublin. In 1977, he returned to England from Canada where he had taught English literature at the University of Manitoba, and became a live-in gardener in the Carmelite monastery at Boars Hill, Oxford.Moriarty lived at the foot of Mangerton Mountain in northern County Kerry until his death. His online website was www.johnmoriarty.net. A film, Dreamtime, Revisited, directed by Lithuanian born Julius Ziz and Macroom native Dónal Ó Céilleachair was shown in Dublin in October 2012.