This Life: Growing fond of the good life

Michael Kelly gave up a career in IT to become a writer and social entrepreneur, and the results are still bearing fruit, writes Ros Drinkwater.

27th January, 2013
Michael Kelly tends to his oriental greens in his polytunnel. Photo: Ros Drinkwater

Michael Kelly can skin a rabbit and clip a hen's feathers to stop it flying the coop. He knows all about rearing pigs - and keeps his family self sufficient in vegetables.

His first book, Trading Paces, tells how he swapped a lucrative IT career for a perilous existence as a freelance journalist, relocating from an all-mod-cons Dublin home to a dilapidated cottage in the Waterford countryside.

Opting out of the rat race in search...

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