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Welcome.

This is the website of Paul Begadon, who has been a soldier, a mechanic, an engineer, a salesman,  a publisher,  and an author. Born in Waterford, Ireland in 1989, he has spent most of his adult life traveling that land and some others, absorbing their culture and studying their history and folklore. He now lives in Dublin.

His first book, "Unchaining The Titan: Collected Essays", was published in 2016. His second book, "What Are You Selling?", was published in 2018.

This website is a hub for those who, like the author, prefer to dwell beyond the borders of civilized society.

Like the archetypal Woodkern after whom this website is named, the author and those of his kind find themselves shunning the crumbling bastions of industrialized society and are drawn rather to the wild places where mankind is but another wayfaring beast.

This spirit of the mythic and the wild is reflected in Paul Begadon's written work and his graphic designs.

Click the links below to read more written work, or check out a number of books and apparel in the WOODKERN Store.