Stuff Irish People Love: The Definitive Guide to the Unique Passions of the Paddies

Stuff Irish People Love: The Definitive Guide to the Unique Passions of the Paddies


By (author) Colin Murphy, By (author) Donal O'Dea


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  • Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 188mm x 10mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 1847172857
  • ISBN 13: 9781847172853
  • Illustrations note: 88 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 60,245

Product description

Do you love the taste of Red Lemonade, change into your swimming togs under a towel on the beach or find yourself admiring 'the grand stretch in the evenings'? Then this book, jammed with hilarious reflections on what it is to be Irish, will have you nodding in agreement with every turn of the page. Contains approximately 100 things that Irish people like, such as; * Waving hello to complete strangers on country roads. * Using the 'cupla focal' to stress our Irishness when on holidays. * Going for a few pints after mass. * Claiming a relative who fought in the Easter Rising. * Explaining hurling to foreigners. * Nicknaming statues, for example 'The Floozie in the Jacuzzi'.

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Author information

Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling 'Feckin' collection (The O'Brien Press). His debut historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim. Donal O'Dea is a senior Art Director at one of Ireland's leading advertising agencies.

Review quote

'highlights just how much we do together as a nation ... Stuff Irish People Love will make you realise ... you're not alone in weird and wonderful everyday habits' -- The Irish Sun 'Murphy and O'Dea's patriotic endeavours to explain to the rest of the world what makes the Irish so special ... a definitive guide to the unique passions of the Paddy' -- Irish Examiner 'witty' -- Irish Times 'funny' -- Books Ireland 'hilarious ... make[s] you proud to be Irish, even if it does make us look a little bit mental ... the perfect present to send to your loved ones abroad' -- 'a tongue-in-cheek compendium of uniquely Irish habits ... As book covers go, this one is even heavenly or hellish, depending on your point of view ... it could be the most controversial cover to hit the shelves for some time ... the humour is in the glo -- Irish Independent Review