for anyone who hasn't been paying attention for the last 30,000 years

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

Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here’s the REAL skinny on Irish history.

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

Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here’s the REAL skinny on Irish history.

Invasions, Emergencies, one Big Rising, all sorts of Troubles; the Siege of Limerick (continuing), Paddy of the Snakes, Niall of the Nine Hostages, The Big Fella, The Long Fella, Aer Lingus and the Flight of the Earls, Daniel O’Connell, Wolfe Tone and other singers, Gun-running at Howth, Wind-surfing at Lahinch; the IRB, the IRA, the EEC, the GAA, the Celtic Tiger, RIP.

With illustrations that put the Book of Kells in the ha’penny place.

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.

'the 10th book in O’Brien’s best-selling Feckin’ series'

Irish Independent

'like its forerunners it’s a riot'

Irish Independent


Books Ireland


Reader Reviews

A great, fascinating and illuminating feckin read!' From a NY yank who laments that his parents emigrated from the auld sod in the 1920's.

James Crumlish on 16th June 2010

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