Creeslough, County Donegal; exquisite Irish countryside and open skies, charming locals and ceaseless rain. Having aban doned the stress and toasted pine-nut salads of London, this was the place Lawrence Donegan had decided to make his new home. Despite finding himself a job on the council-baiting, church-enraging Tirconaill Tribune (editorial staff: two men and a dog) and joining the reserves of the local Gaelic football team, many questions about his new life remained unanswered. Would he actually get to play a game of Gaelic football and if he did, would he survive it? Why were both Meryl Streep and Newt Gingrich in the area? Why were there kittens in his bed when he didn't have a cat? If he wished hard enough, would a naked Christina Ricci appear on his fireside rug? Why did people burst out laughing at the mere mention of his name? And would he give it all up to go and play bass guitar in a rock and roll band...?