Hungry For Home

“Extraordinary … when I put it down I wasn’t sure whether I had seen the film or read the text; the quality of its writing creates an essence which is both visual, oral and literary.” Irish Times Hungry For Home by Cole Moreton was published in hardback by Viking in 2000 and in paperback byContinue reading “Hungry For Home”

THE LAST ISLANDMAN

I have created a new site telling the story of the day Dr Mike Carney risked everything to return to the place of his birth, the remote Great Blasket Island, at the age of nearly 93. He was the last of his kind, the men and women who had grown up and worked on thatContinue reading “THE LAST ISLANDMAN”

The Last Islandman

“I don’t know if I will be able to make it,” says Mike Carney, looking out across a wild stretch of water to the place where he was born 92 years ago. “I would like to put my feet down there one more time, but I wonder, is it possible?” Frankly, it seems crazy to try.Continue reading “The Last Islandman”