Kate's recurring dream of an ancient Chapel on an island is becoming longer and more detailed with each night. Her husband, Phil, decides it's time for a break. Kate has hopes that "Getting off life's Motorway" might also help her relax and become pregnant - a subject she has not yet discussed with Phil. They combine the trip with research into his family tree, which he has been postponing due to pressure at work.
Their arrival in the village of Kilronan causes great interest, although initially, they encounter a degree of suspicion. Phil learns that he may be entitled to claim the title of Clan Chieftain ( 'an MacDairmada' ) and that certain responsibilities go with the title.
Will Phil and Kate use their professional skills as photographer & commercial artist to resolve an ancient mystery concerning the Clan history? Or will they return to the city, forever leaving behind the chapel of her dreams?