The protagonist in most of my thrillers is an Anglo-Irish soldier turned combat photographer, turned terrorist hunter, Hugo Fitzduane, who lives in an old castle on an island off the West Coast of Ireland.
His actual location doesn’t exist but it was inspired by Connemara—a truly wild and beautiful part of the world in the West.
The above videos don’t cover exactly where Fitzduane is supposed to live but they help to explain why I fell on love with the West when I first went there on a walking holiday in my early teens. Subsequently, I have returned many times and never fail to be awed by the beauty of the place.
I’m going to look for a video which is nearer to my image of Fitzduane’s island, but meanwhile this is a test to see whether this works.
If it does, you are going to be seeing many more videos in the future as I endeavor to show you’re the locations and people I feature in my books—together with some of the context.
I am more than thrilled at the prospect.
I would urge you to think of visiting Ireland in general—and the West in particular. It’s a magic part of the world—and romantic.
In fact, most my visits there have romantic associations—and viewing these videos brings back some wonderful memories.
I would add that the I have had the memorable experience of seeing Ireland from the air—many times.
Words don’t do it justice.