Edward Noel Doherty was born in Derry, the fourth largest city on the island of Ireland, on the west bank of the River Foyle, and received his early education there, becoming a teacher in Derry for several years before emigrating to Canada.
Retiring from a career as an educator, Noel Doherty now uses his time for travel, study, and writing.
January 30, 2012 marked the 40th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, and to commemorate the tragedy, he began the trilogy, "Two Eternities". The books are dedicated to all who have died and suffered in the intractable sectarian struggle that has consumed Northern Ireland over the decades.
Currently, he is working on the sequel to Sunday Bloody Sunday: A Decade of Dirty Warfare; The Blanket Protests; the Dirty Protests; and The Hunger Strikes.