PUBLICATIONS – 2020 to 1982

The original Murphy family homestead at Egmont in Churchtown. Taken in May 2015.

John Francis Boss Murphy 1875-1955: The Music Collector from Churchtown in North Cork and Related Essays. 240 pages. A5. Published July 2020. Edited and compiled by Gerry Murphy with essays by Dr Colette Moloney, Alan Finn, John J F Murphy, Denis J Hickey and Rosario Buckley.

An Apple a Day. Promotional booklet on Ballyhoura Apple Farm. Published April 2020. 

(1) Supported production of The Shandrum Ceili Band CD based on the John Francis Boss Murphy Traditional Music Legacy. Musical director: Alan Finn. CD Designer: Linda Biggane. Purchase the CD at

(2) Compiled and edited a 92 page booklet entitled “Faith of our Fathers” to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of St Nicholas’ Church in Churchtown. This booklet is available to download free from this website.

Compiled and edited a 44 page booklet entitled “In Memoriam” for the 100tth anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of WW1.  Booklet dedicated to the ten men from Churchtown & Liscarroll who died n WW1. This booklet is available to download free from this website. 

(1) Edited and published 254 page “Anthology” – a collection of the writings of John Murphy. This book is available to download free from this website. Click here …

(2) Edited 20 page booklet entitled “The Churches of Churchtown”.

Published and co-edited with John Murphy a 40 page booklet on William Murphy – The Weight Thrower. Reissued and expanded to 64 pages in 2019. This booklet is available to download free from this website.

Orpen Press published “The Accidental Entrepreneur: How We Turned €3,749 into a €100 million business in Three Years” which tells the story of how Gerry moved from a bank job to become an entrepreneur. The first half deals mainly with his background and his journey towards the establishment and sale of of Great Gas Petroleum (Ireland) Plc. The second half of the book is a ‘how–to’ guide for budding entrepreneurs, featuring case studies and checklists. This book is available to download free from this website.

Wrote the Foreword and contributed to the 2005 book “The Annals of Churchtown” which is an encyclopaedia of Churchtown. The book was published by the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust; a charitable organisation founded by Gerry now called Churchtown Heritage Society. A PDF of this book including a full index is available to download free from this website. 

The Annals of Churchtown as published in 2005 is now out of print. The digital copy published in 2019 is available with our compliments at the Bruhenny Page on this web site

Executive Producer of the feature film Bloom which was directed by Sean Walsh. See

Sponsored the publication and wrote the Foreword for The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy; Irish music from the Churchtown area of North Cork. Edited by Colette Moloney. This book includes 258 fiddle tunes collected by John ‘Boss’ Murphy (1875-1955), biographical note and an account of musical life in the Churchtown area during the first half of the twentieth century. Physical description: 1 score (xviii p., 166 p. of music) : facs, ports, ill., map ; 30 cm. The book was published by the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust; a registered charity founded by Gerry in 1997. This book is available to download free from this website.

Executive Producer of “Boss Murphy’s Spirit of Cork”; a 12 track CD directed by Francie Conway. featuring Val Cooke: Vocals, Bodhrán. Martin Curry: Six-String, Fretless Double Bass, Backing Vocals. Kevin Flynn: Guest Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals. Finbar Furey: Guest Vocals, Uileann Pipes and Whistles. Peter Lundgren: Drums and Percussion. Gerry O’Connor: Violin and Banjo. Gerry Simpson: Piano, Keyboard and Accordion. Francie Conway: Guest Vocals, Twelve-String Guitar. Engineered by Gerry Simpson. Recorded at Sidetrax Recording Studio in Drogheda. 12 page sleeve. Mixed by Gerry Simpane and Francie Conway. Mastered by Gerrard Williams at Trend Studios. Photos: Francie Conway and Peter Pearson. Graphic Design: Martin Keaney. Ref: BMCD007-CD.

Chairman of the publication committee of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland which produced  “A Century of Banking: The life and times of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, 1898-1998”, written by Dan White. ISBN 9780952257417. 163 pages. 18 illustrations.  Hardcover.

Editor of internal staff publications with Bank of Ireland while working in the Public Affairs Department. Member of British Association of Industrial Editors.

Bruhenny Press was established by Gerry Murphy to produce books relating to Churchtown in North County Cork. It was previously called Noah’s Ark Press.