Feehan, John M.  

Secret Places of the Shannon


Wonderful stories of the characters along the River Shannon.

Thank you for your interest in this title. Please note that this book is printed to order, with a standard delivery time of 7-14 days. However, we understand that you may require your book sooner. If this is the case, kindly contact our customer service team at info@mercierpress.ie, and we will make every effort to expedite your order and ensure a timely delivery

ISBN: 9780946645091 Categories: ,


This time he cruised two hundred miles of the River Shannon, from Killaloe to Lough Key, calling at all the little country harbours along the way. Again we meet a variety of strange and unusual characters: a tramp of the old school, a theologically-minded pick-pocket, a literary courtesan, a bizarre corpse-washer with an eye for the artistic, a specialist in the romantic moods of frogs, snails and hedgehogs. 


In The Secret Places of the Shannon, with a sensitive and rare touch, he describes those precious moments of time when earth and sky and water are blended into flashes of unforgettable loveliness. He sees the pain and the sorrow of human suffering as well as rollicking laughter of human joy. Dominating all of this is the majestic Shannon with a thousand years of history around every bend.


To see other books by John M. Feehan, click here.



ISBN 9780946645091




About the Author

John M. Feehan was born in County Tipperary. After a number of years in the regular army he resigned to devote his life to business and literature. He founded the successful Cork-based publishing house Mercier Press in 1944. He is the author of many other books including My village – My World and The Secret Places of the Burren. He died in 1991.