The Irish Examiner, January 5, 2016
The first westerner to be ordained a Buddhist monk also became a hero in Asia for his anti-imperialist campaigning. He was an Irishman - and yet we’ve never heard of him. John Daly met the filmmaker who is going to rectify that
Dublin, Ireland -- LAURENCE Carroll led a colourful life, in every sense. A 19th century Dubliner born with wanderlust in his bones, he became an alcoholic hobo and free thinker who travelled the world by steam ship and cattle car, only to eventually transform himself into U Dhammaloka - the world’s first westerner to don the saffron robes of an ordained Buddhist monk.