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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.

The Stairlift Ascends

Tweets from a Covid Cocoon

Written by Helen O'Rahilly, Illustrated by Jennie O'Connell

Cocooning with her ninety-year-old Aunt is not the life Helen imagined when she came home to Dublin after 30 years in London. Bickering, bitching, masking-up for rare outings, The Stairlift Ascends is a Twitter diary of our time trying to live together, surviving the pandemic: and each other!

The A-Z of an Irish Christmas

All the Craic of the Crimbo!

Everything you don't want foreigners to know about how we celebrate Christmas in Ireland. We can't be doing with Calling Birds, French Hens or Partridges in Pear Trees: but if it's AnnualsThe DinnerThe Big Shop or The Wexford Carol you're looking for, you've come to the right book!

 

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.

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 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 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!

Vet On A Mission

Vet on a Mission tells the story of a wife and mother of three who sets up her own small animal veterinary practice – the tears, the laughter and the whirlwind of chaos that follows!

'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!

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?

Irish Home Essentials

Written by Séamus Ó Conaill, Illustrated by Emma Byrne

Séamus Ó Conaill examines the artifacts of an Irish home, from ash trays on back windowsill to the potpourri gathering dust in the ‘good room’. The list includes many newer objects that make our 21st century homes more Irish as ever! 

A Massive Book Full of FECKIN’ IRISH SLANG that’s Great Craic for Any Shower of Savages

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Celebrating the almost incomprehensible wit and wonder of Irish slang words. Incorporating everything from The Feckin' Book of Irish Slang and The 2nd Feckin' Book of Irish Slang, with more slang too! Feckin' brilliant 

Essential Norn Irish

Yer Man's A to Z Guide to Everyday Banter

Self-proclaimed Norn Irish expert Owen Kelly has compiled the definitive introduction to local Northern Ireland lingo, helping readers everywhere to tell the difference between an 'Absolutely!' and a 'Wise': square crack!

 

You Know You're Irish When ...

So how Irish are you? Check out this book of Irish-isms to see just how 'green' you really are! Humourous and fun, this book combines some of the classic Irish quirks with the more recent additions of what it means to be Irish.

The Wee Book of Irish Wit & Malarkey

A Rake of Clever Craic and Wisdom for Jackeens, Culchies and Eejits

Written by Sean McCann and Paul Ryan

A pint-sized draft of potent mirth and malarkey from Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Brendan Behan, and many other wags, on love and marriage to death and dying and everything in between.

In The Name of Jaysus!

Stuff That Drives Irish People Round the Feckin' Bend

Written by Colin Murphy, Illustrated by Brendan O'Reilly

In the Name of Jaysus is a hilarious rant about all of the maddening things we have to put up with in Ireland; things that are easily fixable, but nobody has bothered; things that exist purely so that some fecker can get his hands on your dosh; or things that go on because those responsible for them are simply a bunch of stupid gobshites.