Reprint. So Far, So Good recounts the story of an ordinary man who has enjoyed extraordinary adventures. Paddy Barry explored remote parts of the world, often on his Galway Hooker sailing boat. From Siberia to Tierra del Fuego, Connemara to Malawi, on mountains and on sea, Paddy has endured hardships very few could match.
The author was one of Ireland's last lightkeepers. In this book, he recalls the thrills, trials, tragedies, triumphs and dangers of serving on lighthouses such as Bull Rock, Mizen Head, and the infamous Fastnet Rock.
In June 2004, Carole Coleman interviewed George W Bush, challenging him on the war in Iraq. Beginning with an account of that interview and its aftermath, this book discovers that religion is far from a spent force, but has become the driving power that motivates people's lives. It provides an outsider's glimpse into the heart of God's Country.
This follow up to the best-selling Joys of Joy is a tour de force of hopes and dreams and setbacks, a story that will encourage readers to never give up no matter how many times they get knocked down. It is also a sometimes heartbreaking but more often hilarious tale of humongous highs and lethal lows as Gary describes life after prison.
Joys of Joy offers an honest account of one man's experiences in Dublin's Mountjoy Prison. Little did Gary know that in prison he would create a successful rock band, win two writing competitions, form a prisoners' committee and meet some remarkable people - prisoners and staff alike - who would literally save his life.
This book addresses the major issue of social care and child welfare in the twenty-first century, and in particular the imperative to integrate residential child care, leaving care and aftercare in order to achieve a congruent system of care.