Creatures of The Earth (Pt.1)
by John McGahern for Guardian Unlimited Books (Dec. 2, 2006)
“In wild, wet January weather, two months after Mr Waldron’s death, Mrs Waldron and her daughter, Eileen, closed their big house outside Castlebar and moved to their summer cottage on Achill.
The whole family – two other daughters, their husbands, two sons, their wives and three grandchildren – had gathered in the big house that Christmas. They would have preferred it to be kept open until at least the summer, but their mother was determined to move, even on her own.”