Kildare Dobbs

Kildare Dobbs, Author

Kildare Dobbs was a pupil at the College from 1937 to 1941. Though born in India and educated in Ireland, his greatest fame has been in Canada, where in 2000 he was awarded the Order of Ontario. He received another distinguished Canadian award - the Governor General’s Literary Award - in 1962 for his autobiography Running to Paradise. Since then he has published many works, including poetry and short stories, and another memoir, Running the Rapids: a writer’s life (Lilliput Press, Dublin, 2005). Another connection with the College is that his sister Sally lived here for many years as wife of Warden David Gibbs.