Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History

Author: Colin Murphy

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847177018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Did an Irish monk discover America? Which rebel died of having a feckin’ tooth pulled? And who in the name of Jaysus was responsible for the Pledge? If you've ever wondered how much of our rabble-rousing history is true, and how much a load of wojus oul' bull, then look no further. From the great to the gormless, this book is a hilarious parade of the life stories of Ireland's favourite heroes and gougers. Gathered in a collection of the best anecdotes from our chequered past, it will tell you everything you need to know about our writers, revolutionaries, and rogues. You never know - it might help you win the odd pub quiz as well... The Feckin' collection returns with a funny, original and quirky take on some of Ireland's most famous faces! Illustrated with photographs and cartoons, the book covers key Irish figures across the millenia like: William Butler Yeats - Nobel Prize winning poet Saint Patrick - Patron Saint of Ireland Sir Ernest Shacklton - legendary Antarctic explorer Jonathan Swift - the man who wrote Gulliver's Travels Grace O'Mally - the pirate queen who ran Queen Elizabeth's troups ragged Brian Boru - the last High King of Ireland And many more!

In The Name of Jaysus!

Author: Colin Murphy

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847178030

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 5487


Ever lose the head when the country grinds to a halt after two centimetres of snow? Do the parish-pump politicians, perennially pathetic health services and practically useless road signs drive you to drink? Are all these and a million other maddening quirks of Irish society sapping your will to live? In the Name of Jaysus is a hilarious rant about all things exasperating, irritating and downright infuriating in Ireland today. If you’re Irish – or if you just live here and have to endure our traditional manner of doing things arseways – then, in the name of Jaysus, this is the book for you!

A Big Pile of Blarney

Author: Colin Murphy,Brendan O'Reilly

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179355

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 8836


The Irish are world masters at talking. The magic behind our silky, colourful (and non-stop) stories is a little thing called ‘blarney’, or ‘the gift of the gab’. But what is it, you ask, and how can you get some for yourself? The hilarious A Big Pile of Blarney takes you through the history of Blarney Castle and the legend of the world-famous Blarney Stone (not to mention the famous lips that have puckered up to it). By the time you’ve finished reading, you too will be overflowing with beguiling blarney know-how and mellifluous oratorical magnetism!

A Massive Book Full of FECKIN’ IRISH SLANG that’s Great Craic for Any Shower of Savages

Author: Colin Murphy,Donal O'Dea

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847178944

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 4361


The deadliest ever dictionary of Irish slang! Can you tell your cute hoors from your chancers, or your gougers from your gurriers? Do you know a slapper, a snapper, a shaper or a sleeveen when you see one? No? Well, that’s coola boola, because we’ve put together the most massive, mighty and manky collection of Irish slang in history, or at least in donkey’s years. So stop acting the maggot and give it a lash! 'Side-splitting ... Irish Slang's the business!' The Sun

Feckin' History of Ireland

Author: Colin Murphy,Donal O'Dea

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781847170699

Category: Ireland

Page: 256

View: 3621


Here is everything you ever wanted to know about Irish history but were afraid to ask.

A Feckin' Tour of Ireland

Author: Colin Murphy

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1788491947

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 9735


The Emerald Isle has something for everyone, from the stupendous coastline and cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way in the west to the culture and cuisine of the Ancient East; from the castles and forts of the historic north to the famed golden beaches of the beautiful south – and not forgetting the mighty craic and decent watering holes to be found everywhere in between! Humorous information about 50 key tourist attractions in Ireland, accompanied by photographs and illustrations. A light-hearted guide of Ireland for natives and visitors alike. Featured destinations include: The Game of Thrones Tour The Giant’s Causeway Coastal Route Kilmainham Gaol Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth Powerscourt House & Gardens King John’s Castle Irish National Stud & Gardens Yeats Country

Boycott

Author: Colin Murphy

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 184717535X

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3999


Boycott - a word whose meaning is known the world over. But it once belonged to a man. Two brothers, Owen and Thomas Joyce, barely survive the horror of the great famine that devastated Ireland in the 1840s. But it left a lasting effect on both of them. Three decades later they are thrown together during the Land War, when evictions and landlord cruelty reach an intolerable level. But Thomas places his trust in the gun, while Owen backs the passive resistance advocated by the Land League. Captain Charles Boycott, an English land agent in Mayo, becomes the first to suffer this new form of revolt, when he and his family are ostracised. It is a David versus Goliath situation, with Boycott supported by the military, the police, the press, the British Government. How can peasants stand against an empire? And how will the two brothers reconcile their differences and confront their troubled past? A novel of brotherly love and brotherly conflict.