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Drunken wakes, mistaken corpses, strongman competitions with mountain goats, and salmon poaching at midnight by the light of a torch while hiding from the police, are among the poignant and comic anecdotes littered throughout this honest, funny story. Such hilarious events are inevitable for the South African family that spends four years living in rural Ireland, rebuilding their dream stone cottage from scratch, dealing with meddling locals, and learning to appreciate the country folk's very strange antics.
This is an hilarious account of a South African family's four years living in rural Ireland and the hardships they faced rebuilding their dream stone cottage from scratch while trying to deal with meddling locals and their very strange antics. From drunken wakes, mistaken corpses and salmon poaching at midnight by the light of a torch while hiding from the police, to strong-man competitions involving straddling a mountain goat, it is a rare, honest and funny story.