Lunch with Martin McGuinness, scones and cream with Iain Paisley, tea with Charlie Haughey, drinks with Grahame Greene and a day spent with Irelands king of limericks. Theres a plane hijack involving the Third Secret of Fatima, a shoot out in a cemetery, a tour round Samuel Becketts house, a game of cricket on Lord Lucans pitch – and much, much more.

In this collection of whimsical writings and gentle reminiscences we encounter many lives of the people and events that have shaped Ireland over the last 30 years.