WHO'S FECKIN' WHO IN IRISH HISTORY

Written by
Colin Murphy
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Illustrated by
Brendan O'Reilly
Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History

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.

Awards

Political Humour and Satire Book of the Year - 2015

Short-listed

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Hardback:
424 pages
Size:
190x125 mm
ISBN:
9781847176325

Also available as an Electronic Book (ePub)

ISBN:
9781847177018

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!

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. 

Brendan O’Reilly is an illustrator and senior art director in the world of advertising. He is also the first person to climb every mountain in Ireland over 500 metres, despite being as old as the hills himself. He is married to Bernie, and they have two children, Vincent and Isobel.

a book to be dipped into or to be used as a quick reference, this would be a useful addition to any Irish person’s library

Irish Echo

it’s worth it for the profile of Pearse alone

Irish Independent

Tis that time of year when people start making lists of potential gifts for their friends and/or family and publishers launch new books to appeal to every personality type and disposition. One of these gift books is Who’s Feckin’ Who in Irish History … hilarious … if you’ve ever vaguely wondered who Niall of the Nice Hostages was, or feel like you should know something about Robert Emmett or Wolfe Tone since they keep getting name checked in the sad songs your Da sings when he’s knocked back a few, but can’t face reading a serious history book about Irish history, Who’s Feckin’ Who in Irish History is the perfect choice … a perfect gift … or a sly one for that Gaelic-spouting uncle who’s always complaining the younger generation don’t know about their heritage. Or, you could just treat yourself. Everyone needs a good laugh now and then

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