Iggy McGovern is a poet and a Fellow Emeritus in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin; he has published three collections of poetry with Dedalus Press, The King of Suburbia (2005), Safe House (2010) and The Eyes of Isaac Newton (2017).  A Mystic Dream of 4, a poetic biography of William Rowan Hamilton, 19th century Irish Mathematician & Poet, is published by Quaternia Press (2013). His awards include He edited the anthology 2012: Twenty Irish Poets Respond to Science in Twelve Lines, published in 2012 by Dedalus Press in association with Quaternia Press, and co-edited (with Jean-Patrick Connerade) Science Meets Poetry 3, published by Euroscience in the same year.

Latest: ‘Poblacht na Hero’, a short story in ‘In the Wake of The Rising’ an anthology issue of The Stinging Fly, and featured on RTE Radio 1, The Book on One

Latest: the presentation of A Mystic Dream of 4 via volunteer readers at The Institute of Physics in London; see

History of Physics Group is well versed on William Rowan Hamilton


3 ways to get your copy of A Mystic Dream of 4:

(1) Send euro cheque/sterling cheque/dollar check to

Iggy McGovern, 40 Gledswood Ave, Clonskeagh, Dublin D14 RC90 Ireland

Prices (inclusive of postage world wide)

Paperback – Sold out

Hardback €23/£20/$30 each or 3 copies for €60/£52/$78

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(2) Credit card payment via (per item prices and postage extra)

(3) Selected city centre outlets:

Dublin: Books Upstairs (D’Olier St)

Belfast: No Alibis Bookshop (Botanic Ave)


Copies of The King of Suburbia (Dedalus 2005) and Safe House (Dedalus 2010) can be obtained directly from the publisher (