When old Limpy McGhee swears he's seen the Virgin Mary and received a miraculous cure at the ancient Mass Rock, the villagers of Inisbreen are sceptical. But they reckon without the religious fervour and ambition of Father Burke, the youngest parish priest in Ireland. It's not long before the devout, the hopeful and the gullible arrive, one of whom is an apprentice hack from the Northern Reporter who believes he's stumbled upon a major scoop and a shortcut to a Pulitzer Prize. The owner of the local hotel, Dermot McAllister is delighted at the rise in business, as tourists, pilgrims and journalists continue to pour in, but he's not so happy with the fall in his libido, which is having an adverse effect on his illicit affair with a local schoolmistress. But perhaps some holy water from the Mass Rock might work a miracle! And through all of this, the Miracle Man himself is plotting to get back with his lost love of forty years before. Set in a tiny village on the Irish coast, this is a humorous novel in the classic tradition of Clochemerle and Whisky Galore, packed full of colourful characters, comical situations and hilarious incidents.
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Number of pages: 344
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm