Author George L. Proferes’s new book “Comings and Goings: A Father O’Reilly Tale” is a story of life and change for the residents of a small town on the Irish coast.

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Recent release “Comings and Goings: A Father O’Reilly Tale” from Page Publishing author George L. Proferes is an engaging narrative depicting the beauty of life in a rural Irish village and the inexorable, though often unwelcome, forces of change.

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George L. Proferes, a novelist living with his wife on the north shore of Long Island after a thirty-year career in criminal justice, has completed his book “Comings and Goings: A Father O’Reilly Tale”: an entertaining story of transition, resistance, and acceptance.

A transplanted American, Declan Rowe, who arrives in Carack having inherited his uncle’s cottage and farmland, is only one of several recent arrivals to this rural hamlet on the Dingle Peninsula. A young couple, Garret and Alice Lowry, from Dublin, who have purchased the long vacant Moony Apothecary building, are transforming it into the hamlet’s second pub and restaurant to the consternation of Sean O’Malley, the owner of O’Malley’s Pub. Also arriving is the new doctor, Philip Warren, who sadly is replacing the community’s beloved doctor, Alice Henry, who has taken an indefinite leave from her practice to explore another practice in Cork city.

A number of amazing things are also happening, including the soon to open “Inn at Moore’s Point”, a restaurant and tourist development that will be hiring only residents of the hamlet and surrounding area. The recent discovery of zinc and lead deposits on farmland in and around the Carack area has attracted the interest of a large mining conglomerate from Europe which is discussing land purchases from several of the farmers.

Amid all this transitional excitement and other developments, are the everyday travails of the inhabitants, which will keep the reader’s interest throughout the tale.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, George L. Proferes’s book paints an endearing portrait of the men and women living and working on the Dingle Peninsula.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase“Comings and Goings: A Father O’Reilly Tale” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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