Enough is Plenty

Enough is Plenty : The Year on the Dingle Peninsula

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Foreword by Alice Taylor.An emigrant to England in the 1970s, Felicity Hayes-McCoy knew she'd return to Corca Dhuibhne, Ireland's Dingle peninsula, a place she'd fallen in love with at seventeen. Now she and her English husband have restored a stone house there, the focus for this chronicle in response to reader requests for an illustrated sequel to her memoir, The House on an Irish Hillside. The Celts celebrated the cycle of the seasons as a vibrant expression of eternity, endlessly turning from darkness to light and back again. Enough Is Plenty celebrates these seasonal rhythms in and around the author's house and garden at the western end of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula. It is about the ordinary small pleasures that can easily go unnoticed, and offers recipes from her kitchen and information on organic food production and gardening. It views the year from a place where a vibrant twenty-first century lifestyle is still marked by Ireland's Celtic past and the ancient rhythms of Samhain (winter), Imbolc (spring), Bealtaine (summer) and Lughnasa (autumn).In this way of life, health and happiness are rooted in awareness of nature and the environment, and nourishment comes from music, friendship and storytelling as well as from good food.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 210 x 18mm | 499.99g
  • The Collins Press
  • Cork, Ireland
  • English
  • Full colour
  • 1848892365
  • 9781848892361
  • 138,630

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"Cannot help but be drawn into the seasons she depicts through her personal experience." Ear to the Ground magazine "Gorgeous book." Sunday Independent "Lovely book." Irish Independentshow more

About Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Felicity Hayes-McCoy from Dublin has had a successful career as a writer, working in music, theatre, radio, television and digital media. She shares her interests in design, the environment, folklore and the Irish language with her husband, the English opera director Wilf Judd. In 2002 they bought and restored a house in Corca Dhuibhne, Ireland's Dingle peninsula. They now live and work there and in London. Her published works include stories for children and a memoir The House on an Irish Hillside (2012).show more

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