The lilac-coloured minibus belongs to Tome Fitzgerald. Each Friday night it is a meeting place for the same seven people who use it to travel home from Dublin to spend the weekend in Rathdoon. Each one has an inner life unknown to those fellow passengers . . .
There's Nancy Morris, a real 'Miss Mouse' who is known for her meanness. Dee Burke - engrossed in her affair with an unfaithful hospital consultant. And Kev Kennedy who is a bit of a mystery to everyone including his own family. Then there's Celia Ryan who regularly returns home to find her mother making a drunken exhibition of herself in front of half the local population. And, of course, Tom Fitzgerald himself has his own reasons for returning home so regularly.