Celtic Ripples is a brief autographical look into the life and times of retired deep-sea diver, Seán Francis Martin O'Donoghue. The book includes the hit song The Seven Flowers of Ballymun, the prize-winning speech Ripples, and a brief synopsised look at a range of experiences pertinent to the life of an Irish rover.
Has Laughter Emigrated Too looks at the difficulties experienced while trying to re-settle at home in Ireland.
The Purple Gown has a pride of place in many hairdressers' salons around Ireland.
The poem about the masses is relevant in relation to Seán's six-week visit to the orphanage in Romania. Some people come to visit, and others send aid. The huge door of the orphanage has 'Help' painted on it. This is where they store all of the goods, clothes and packages which were sent to help them.