'This is not a story of me, but of me and mine, of my place and theirs, of places north, south, east and west in Ireland, but particularly of home life in Dingle and holidays in Galway, and of the times and traditions that left an indelible mark on a growing boy.'Set against the backdrop of major events in Irish history and the smaller local happenings of fair days, football matches and the first teenage dance, the book is shot through with the unique feel and flavour of an Irish upbringing.
JOE O'TOOLE is an independent senator and President of ICTU (Irish Congress of Trade Unions). A teacher by profession, he was formerly General Secretary of the INTO, Ireland's largest teaching union. He grew up in Dingle, County Kerry.