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The Wit of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is probably the most quoted and quotable man in history. His genius manifested itself in his plays and poetry but he is equally famous for his penetrating wit, humour and brilliant repartee. A fantastic selection of hundreds of his most memorable insults, quips and quotations.

Irish Wit

From Behan and Wilde to Yer Man in the Pub

Written by Sean McCann, Illustrated by Tom Mathews

Irish wit is an art form, centuries old yet up-to-the-minute wise, inculting, obscure, profound and idiotic. For years the Irish have mixed wit with wisdom, as they have porter and whiskey.

'A Bit Of A Shemozzle’

GAA Quips & Quotes

Packed with witty one-liners and curious quotes from pundits, players and partisans this book is sure to entertain ...at least until the hang sangwiches are ready!

The A to Z of Being Irish

From the Angelus to Zig & Zag

This handy A to Z is packed with insider knowledge and quirky Irishisms for locals and blow-ins alike. Read it or we’ll tell your Mammy you left the immersion on!

Eggcorns

From Bumbum Bees to Jellycopters

Have you ever seen a Bumbum bee, or an Elelamp? Does your pet wear Doggles? These are all Eggcorns, where a child’s mispronunciation can add a whole other level of meaning!

Illustrator Chris Judge (The Lonely Beast) has brought his bizarre sense of humour to imagine them for us all.

Ah ... That's Gas!

The ads, fads and mad happenings that swept the Irish nation

What has Ireland really been talking about for the last forty years? Those iconic moments, controversies and unexpected fads that we just could not get enough of.

From the team that brought you The A to Z of Being Irish and A-Z of an Irish Christmas, this is Irish culture with a light touch and lashings and lashings of rose-tinted nostalgia.

Gift of the Gab

The Irish Conversation Guide

Written by Tadhg Hayes, Illustrated by Terry Willers

For the unprepared visitor Irish conversation can be a minefield. 'How's the craic?' is not an assumption that you are well versed in the properties of narcotics substances, merely an enquiry after your health and general well-being …

A Big Pile of Blarney

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 Feckin' Book of Irish Sex and Love that's not fit for dacent people's eyes

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Everything you've ever wanted to know about sex and love in Ireland but were afraid to ask for fear of a clatter on the ear.

The Book of Irish Songs yer oul' fella always sang when he was jarred at a hooley

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Every song you never wanted to hear warbled again -- and then some.

They're all here in all their glory -- every word, every line, every chorus of the most popular Irish songs ever to be performed through that happy, misty haze of alcohol. The only thing we can't guarantee is your singing.

The Book of Feckin' Irish Slang that's great craic for cute hoors and bowsies

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

The almost incomprehensible wit and wonder of Irish slang words.

Can you tell your bowsies from your gougers from your gurriers? No? Well, it's time to stop acting the maggot and find out, courtesy of this invaluable reference book that's been donkey's years in the making (only coddin').

The Book of Luvely Irish Recipes yer ma useta make when you were a little gurrier

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Enough nostalgia to bring a tear to your eye (a bit like the food!).

The Book of Deadly Irish Quotations some smart fecker in the pub is always blatherin' on about

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Ever dreamt of cutting dead some annoying fecker in the pub with a razor-sharp witticism? The good news is that all those Irish masters of the spoken and written word -- Wilde, Behan, Shaw and many more -- have done it for you. All you have to do is take the words out of the master's mouths …

The Book of Feckin' Irish Insults for gobdaws as thick as manure and only half as useful

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Unless you have trouble spelling IQ or are so mean you'd squeeze drink out of a floozie's knickers, grab this Feckin' Book now and get your insult in first!

The Feckin' Book of Irish Stuff: Céilís, Claddagh rings, Leprechauns & Other Aul' Blarney

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Those Feckin' lads are back! Packed full of hilarious banter and craic, and jammes with stuff that the Irish are famous for, whether they like it or not! Includes… Aran Sweater, The Full Irish Breakfast, Irish Stew, Kissing the Blarney Stone, The Bodhran ... and the craic to be had at Wakes!

The Feckin' Book of Bankers, Builders, Blaggers and Bowsies that Banjaxed the Nation

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Complete from Affluenza to Zombie Bank, complete with Bullshit Boxes full of what the messers who go us here said before we all got downsized.