Author talks about life, love, depression

Michael Harding
In his beautifully written memoir, award winning novelist, playwright and Irish Times columnist Michael Harding talks with humour and honesty about his journey, leaving the priesthood in his 30s, settling among the lakes of lovely Leitrim with his artist wife, the depression that eventually consumed him in the months during and following a debilitating illness, and how he ultimately found peace and redemption through the acceptance of love, and recognising the importance of now.

In his beautifully written memoir, award winning novelist, playwright and Irish Times columnist Michael Harding talks with humour and honesty about his journey, leaving the priesthood in his 30s, settling among the lakes of lovely Leitrim with his artist wife, the depression that eventually consumed him in the months during and following a debilitating illness, and how he ultimately found peace and redemption through the acceptance of love, and recognising the importance of now.

On Saturday, November 23, at The Source in Thurles, he tell his story. He has been enthralling audiences across venues with his unique take of life in Ireland. Advance booking strongly recommended, this is an evening that will stay with you for a long time.

Staring at Lakes started out as a book about depression. Then it became a story about growing old, the essence of love and marriage, and sitting in cars, staring at lakes. His collapse in 2011 was physical, emotional and spiritual. His memoir loops and spirals around this major life event.