In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom's border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union. To uncover its secret landscape, with a troubled past and an uncertain future, Garrett Carr travelled Ireland's border on foot and by canoe.
`A superb writer...the Irish Jojo Moyes' Irish Examiner The simple fact of the matter is that Iris loves life. Maybe she's forgotten that. Sometimes that happens, doesn't it? To the best of us? All I have to do is remind her of that one simple fact.
Lilly and Ceily Carney are only seven and twelve when their mother is cruelly taken from them, leaving them at the mercy of the Church and the authorities. This is a terrifying prospect in 1950s Dublin, where it is likely that the girls will end up in one of Ireland's notorious Magdalen laundries - a fate they are determined to escape.
A retired Irish engineer living alone in Bilbao reflects on his life, work, homes and relationships, structuring his thoughts around key pieces of art and music, focusing particularly on a five-year period of prolonged mental agitation spent with his partner in Leipzig.
From ancient times, people appreciated the spiritual value of trees, singling out individual trees for special veneration. In words and images, this is a rich compendium about our relationship with trees, collating so many tree-related remnants of our pagan spiritual past and tree-related oral history into one place.
This study was first published in 1983. It traces the social disintegration of "Ballybran", a small village on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, exploring the symptoms of the communities decline: from emigration to schizophrenia. This edition contains a new preface and epilogue.