'Home to roost,' is a collection of 'nearly true,' stories about twenty characters from the authors childhood in Erris in the far west of Ireland.
‘Home to Roost,’ contains 20 stories about people from Erris on the western edge of Ireland..
It is a mysterious land alive with legends, preserved and embellished by its uniquely independent people. To know them, you need to know the country.
Erris has vast stretches of unspoilt bog land, golden beaches and coves, secluded bays, crystal clear streams and lakes magical landscapes and spectacular cliffs.
Gaelic is spoken by some as their first language but when strangers are around the craic is in an English which can be pure poetry.
Erris is a land of turf smoke, good strong tea, Guinness, Whisky both legal and illegal, soda bread and warm hospitality.
Nearby Knock has an international airport and even Belmullet in the heart of Erris has a death defying airstrip for bold private pilots.
The main highway has improved thanks to the European Union and there is a fine golf links and a luxury hotel in Belmullet. However, most of all, Erris is the sum of its people who haven’t changed much thank goodness. Long may they thrive and I hope you will enjoy meeting a few of them in the following pages,