Firefly Summer
Firefly Summer is a 1987 novel by Irish
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

 author Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy is an Irish novelist, newspaper columnist and speaker. Educated at University College Dublin, she worked as a teacher then a journalist at The Irish Times and later became a writer of novels and short stories.Many of her novels are set in Ireland, dealing with the tensions between...


The plot revolves around the rural town of Mountfern between the years of 1963 and 1966. Patrick O'Neill, an American businessman, returns to "the land of his ancestors" to build a resort out of a condemned castle. The town pub, run by the Ryan family, is threatened with closure at the prospect of the elaborate resort, and both the O'Neill and Ryan families are negatively impacted by the events which unfold in the novel.

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