The Rape of Virgin Munchindun

by Michael Gillespie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/28/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 388
ISBN : 9781449043834
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467886598

About the Book

This book is set in the heartland of Ireland. Its story line relates the relationship between two men in a love that dares not speak its name. While that is the story line the theme of conflict between good and evil, runs through the book.


Les Hamilton is a young protestant man who came to Munchindun to establish a forest. He meets up with a young unemployed penniless son of a gamekeeper called Pete Donovan and the two men fall in love. Les transforms Pete’s life and the life of the parish.


The relationship between the two men is bitterly opposed by a nurse Mary Mc Menamin who was originally the girl friend of Pete. Her hatred of the two men and her involvement in the paramilitary politics of hate secraranism and bigotry drive her to commit the murder of Les. Mary is put on trial for murder and on the testimony of Pete she is sentenced to life imprisonment for murder.


IN retaliation against Pete f or giving evidence to a British court the I.R.A. sentence him to death and have him shot.


In the wider field the novel is set against a background of violence and unrest in Ireland in the 1970ties. The thrust of the novel has to do not only with a conflict of good and evil between those who do good and those who do evil in a rural parish but this conflict is seen to run through Irish history where the good and the rational are wiped out by those who do evil, are irrational and are sectarian.



Michael Gillespie

About the Author

The author is Michael Gillespie. He is in his sixties and is married with four of a   family but is now divorced. He lives by himself in Derry in N. Ireland and outside of writing his interests are gardening, reading, walking, interior design and charity work


He has already published a successful novel with Authorhouse Titled ---THE WAY IRELAND OUGHT TO BE – This novel was set in a psychiatric clinic in Belfast and deals with the writing of The National Government of Ireland, which the author considers to be central to finding a genuine and lasting peace in Ireland.


It may be felt that there is peace in Ireland with the setting up of an assembly and with the Good Friday Agreement. The author disagrees and sees the peace in N. Ireland as bogus. The social sickness of sectarianism dominates Ireland (all of it)


In taking up writing and leaving teaching his intention was to write a trilogy of novels on the Irish problem. THE RAPE OF VIRGIN MUNCHINDUN is the second novel of the trilogy. This novel deals with sectarianism. The third novel of the trilogy will be called –SIZE MATTERS – and will deal with the Irish problem in a humorous way.


As well as writing novels the author maintains an extensive blog on the Irish problem at: - which is read as far afield as California.


He also contributes letters to the national and local press in Ireland on politics and education.



Michael Gillespie B.Ed B.Sc( Econ) Dip Ed  D.A.S.E.  M.A, (Ed)