All those who follow Cape Clear Island and the exploits
of its most intrepid writer and poet Chuck Kruger will be
delighted at the news of another contribution to the
impressive literary and cultural heritage of the Island.
Chuck’s latest book, Moments, is largely
autobiographical and contains a wealth of well-crafted
anecdotes, poetry and interesting photos relating to his
family history, upbringing and life experiences leading to
the happy outcome on magical Oileán Chléire.
Island life naturally features prominently and Chuck
departs from previous form by including appropriate pieces
in appreciative memory of islanders, including the much
loved Concubar Ó Drisceoil and Kathleen Lynch which
shall no doubt be treasured by their families and friends.
Always interesting, the book offers new and old and often
refreshing perspective on many of life’s conundrums.
Nell seems enchanting on her wedding day, and childhood
Chuck is unmistakably Chuck, but best of all I like the
photo with the beach babes, yes, that’s certainly
another time and place.
The Book was launched in Club Cléire by another
author, historian, archaeologist, storyteller and Islander
Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil, who has collaborated for many years
with Chuck on the Iconic Cape Clear Island Storytelling
Festival on Easter Monday, 6 April.
Séamus Ó Drisceoil