Bachelor, Queen's University, Belfast, 1953. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1961.
Whitbeck fellow University Wisconsin, 1953-1954. Assistant lecturer University College, London, 1954-1957, lecturer, 1957-1965. Reader University London, 1965-1974.
Professor geography University Lancaster, England, 1974-1995, dean graduate studies England, 1985-1992, professor emeritus England, since 1995, principal Charlotte Mason College England, 1994-1995. Governor Lytham Schools Foundation, since 1995, Hosting for Overseas Students, since 1995.
(This is the first student-level human geography of Irelan...)
Fellow Royal Geography Society. Member Institute British Geographers (president 1989-1990), Association American Geographers.
Married Jean McKane, March 31, 1956. Children: Ruth, Kathleen, David, Owen.