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The Waters of Elmwood



It was the new age of equipoise, where Britain was once again in a state of temporary peace.  The people were endeavouring to re-build and the war generals were retiring to the silent tranquillity of the English countryside and some of them to other places as well.


This is the story of one such lofty nobleman who was attracted to the green meadowlands of East Donegal.  Though seen as useful as a source of employment, this man soon turned out to be an imposing protagonist with a mind far out of kin with the local people.


Like all good stories, ‘The Waters of Elmwood’ depicts real country life and the colourful characters that make it so.  Norah, the daughter, is the true heroine of this tale as it develops into a saga of power, conflict and dependence.  It is the lure of romance and intrigue that draws the reader to these pages, where the script characters become real people who speak a language that is familiar.


So take the soft seat in front of a glowing fire and warm your heart to the moving odyssey of ‘The Waters of Elmwood’



The Waters of Elmwood


Written By Paddy McKinney


ISBN: 978-1-907107-54-2



Price  €15.00


About the Author - Paddy McKinney


This is Paddy’s second book. Like his first publication, ‘Donegal Tears’, it is a work of fiction with a descriptive narrative.


Paddy lived and grew up during the times he writes about in 'The waters of Elmwood'. Born and raised on a small hill farm near Lifford in Co. Donegal, he has first-hand knowledge of the people from which he draws his imaginary characters – the peasants, the gentry, as well as the many others that make up the muddled tapestry of humanity.




Paddy is now retired from his work as an officer with the Department of Agriculture. He lives with his wife, Annie, in the quiet and beautiful village of Ballindrait, a short distance from where he was born.

Author, Paddy McKinney