Thomas Kiernan was born in Granard, Co. Longford. He farmed for a few years after secondary school before going to live abroad. He has been writing for most of his adult life. He is married with two grown-
In these 15 stories Tom Kiernan explores humanity, with all its foibles through a diverse collection of characters. We meet the weak, the strong, the misguided and the downright bad who inhabit both the old and in the new Ireland, urban as well as rural.
Guards escort a neighbour to prison in the 1960’s, vagrants and ex-
The result is an insightful collection describing the human condition. Violence is intermingled with humour, because even in the darkest places people will find cause, and even a need, to laugh.