that'll have ye effin' an' blindin' wojus slang - blatherin' deadly quotations - beltin' out ballads while scuttered - cookin' an Irish Mammy's recipe

Written by
Colin Murphy
Donal O'Dea
The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish

This deadly compendium of all your favourite feckin’ books is already an award-winner!It was named Best Humorous Book at The 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards in New York.


Best Humour Book 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards - 2007


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304 pages
190x125 mm
Category Humour
Series The Feckin' Collection

A deadly compendium of all your favourite feckin’ books

Do you know the difference between a bowsie and a cute hoor? Can you sing all the words to ‘Raggle Taggle Gypsy’ or whip up a Beef and Guinness casserole with a side of Boxty? If these questions have you scratching your head, then look no further.

Discover how feckin’ deadly Irish Slang can be,find out why plastic-wrap played a vital role in the sex lives of the Irish in the seventies, learn the words to the most beloved Irish songs and get the recipes for the most famous and delicious Irish dishes. The Feckin’ Book of Everything Irish is a laughter-filled guide to the genuine culture of Ireland.

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 début 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.

Murphy and O’Dea’s several publications are mainly for laddish amusement. Still, Freud thought a culture expressed itself most seriously in its jokes, and it would not be unfair to suggest that the coarse side of Irish culture is now the dominant side.

Sunday Independent Living

The Celtic poets, patriots and revivalists might take as a contemporary text today the popular compendium The Feckin’ Book of Everything Irish, by Colin Murphy and Donal O’Dea, being part of a series of entertaining publications featuring "genuine Irish

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