David A Dunlop
Ballymoney writer, David Dunlop, has penned his first novel, a historical tale set in west Donegal.
The story centres around abeautiful island known locally as ‘Oilean na Marbh’, the island of the dead, a place where many babies were buried back in the era when the church consigned their bodies to unconsecrated ground and their souls to Limbo.
If that sounds like a morbid scenario, readers will be pleased to find that the novel is a love story and contains humour and colour to belie the darker event which affected people’s lives back then.
Launching the book in its Donegal setting, Dr Mary Rogers spoke warmly of its storyline and characters.