Published by Poolbeg Press, Dublin, 1979. Ten yers before this date, in the 1969 Budget, one Charles Haughey had introduced an income tax exemption for artits, authors, composers and similar professions for anyone resident in - or who moved to - Ireland. Anumber of internationl authors subsequently moved to Ireland , many settled permanently, soem only spent a minimum time in the country - notably in Wicklow and locations like West Coork.
Poolbeg Press invited a number of these authors to submit a short story with an Irosh connection ( or directly inspired by their residence in Ireland) - and the 14 stories that are included in this collection range across genre and theme - comic, serious, mysterious , satire, fantaasy, philosophical, historical and analytical, make the collection one of teh broadest themed short stories published.
Condition - the book was published with an white cover taht has not aged well, there is a closed 1 cm tear to back edge, as well as yellowing and edgewear, rubbing. Internally unmarked. , some foxing and spotting to page block ends.