The Green Hill of Nendrum Author:J.S. Andrews Nial Ross had persuaded his parents to let him sail his 12-foot dinghy "Cuan" alone for a week among the lake islands in Northern Ireland. On one of these islands, Mahee, he knew there were remains of a tenth-century monastic settlement, although he had paid little attention to stories about the excavation and history of the site. — On the first... more » day of his sailing trip he was caught in a violent freak storm, and, considerably shaken, made for nearby Mahee. His agitation was increased some moments later when he found himself sharing the shelter afforded by a clump of trees with a friendly young monk, who invited him to rest at his monastery on the island.
It was only after he had spent some hours in the monastery of Nendrum that Nial could begin to accept the fact that in some mysterious way he had been transported back to the tenth century.
How Nial became involved in the events leading up to a fatal Viking raid on the monastery and how he eventually found himself back in his own century make for a memorable adventure story; the attempts of the monks to understand, and Nial to explain, certain modern phenomena adds a witty element of satire.« less