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A Listening Ear

In his first book, Time to Talk, Michael Healy-Rae established himself as part of the great tradition of Kerry storytellers with his chronicles of life in rural Ireland. Now, in his second book, his superior storytelling skills come to the fore once again as he shares more stories of what he’s witnessed and heard in the heart of the country.

From his Kerry childhood to musings on rural Ireland today, A Listening Ear brings readers back to the countryside and characters that we have grown to love. With his quick wit and remarkable observations, Michael is a consummate chronicler of country life and the charm of local heroes.


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Publication Date

April 2020




Paperback, 256 pages

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Gill Books


By Michael Healy-Rae

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Michael J Healy-Rae TD is an independent politician who has been a TD for the Kerry constituency since the 2011 general election. He lives in Kilgarvan with his wife, Eileen. Together they have five children.

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