Waking Ned Devine

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WAKING NED DEVINE 1.) Brief summary Week by week one and the same entertainment: millions of people get caught by the Saturday Night Fever not on the dancefloor but in front of their TV sets at home. All of them are putting themselves the identical question: What would be if... ? As well Jackie O Shea from the tiny south-Irish spot called Tullymore. As usual the old age pensioner and passionate gambler hasn t won the pools this week. But when he finds out through the local newspaper the following morning that one inhabitant of his community which only counts 52 living souls has cracked the kitty, he feels as if he himself had hit the jackpot. After all in the country it s a matter of honour to share everything with bosom companions and Jackie is close mate to (nearly) everybody in his home village, more or less at least. So the old man gets going to find out about the identity of the lucky beggar among Tullymore s 18 regular lottery players and to make friends with him or her. Even if there were just a few rounds at his favourite pub Fitzgerald s to be gained by it. After some costly but futile interrogations of potential winners of the first prize Jackie and his intimate confidant Michael O Sullivan hatch a plan. The two sprightly odd birds organize a party with roast chicken and plentiful whisky and beer which may loosen the tongues of the guests to out the wealthy one. Dead loss, until Jackie s wife Annie notices that only one didn t accept the generous invitation: the ...

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