The diversions contained in this book focus mostly on aspects of the local history of the Dunlavin region in West Wicklow. Though local history predominates, there are also articles on Irish national history, contemporary prose, short stories and even a couple of poems. The topics covered are also diverse. They include the onset of the Great Panic in Dunlavin in 1832; the life and times of Countess Constance Markiewicz; the commemoration of the R.I.C. in today’s Ireland, a century on from the War of Independence; a short story about an eventful class outing; an observation the cartoons that children watch on televison… and much more. This book truly contains a quirky, eclectic mix!