A Place like Home by Alan Carroll


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A place like Home


Crippled by grief, Dan abandons his successful life in Dublin and relocates to a run-down cottage in Poolabrone, a quiet village in west Kildare.  Eva operates the Wild Heather Cafe, trying to build an independent life for herself and her son, far from home in Poland.  The enigmatic Dutchman keeps to himself on his houseboat and Eileen Flynn, engineer turned fun-loving farmer is determined to befriend the new resident.  Local fixers Oxie Moran and Joe Lean are on a mission to save Poolabrone’s most-loved resident from disaster under the quiet guidance of Tom Flanagan, the local publican who knows everybody’s secrets.


meanwhile, Miriam is trying to rebuild her life after spending her best years caring for her mother, Orla and Damian face a life changed forever, Barry returns to rediscover his old home place.  These and many other characters in Poolabone deal with the everyday challenges of life, love, loss and … planning permission