"Those interested in Ireland and its history and people will find interesting reading here, sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, always informative."Foreword Reviews
AN IN-YOUR-FACE COLLECTION OF TRIVIA THAT'S SURE TO INSPIRE CHEST-THUMPING PRIDE IN EVERYONE OF IRISH DESCENT
From battling oppression and famine in Ireland to overcoming poverty and discrimination in America, we Irish gained our fightin’ moniker by standing up for our rights and earning the respect we deserve. Now, the amazing feats, astounding people and incredible facts in this fascinating book of Irish trivia will make you proudly say, “F*ck you, I’m Irish” because we’re...
(from ancient monks to James Joyce)
(from boxing champs to Liam Neeson)
(from redheaded lasses to Colin Farrell)
(from step-dancing troupes to Bono)
(from tech companies to the Model T)
(from raucous wakes to St. Patrick’s Day)
and sometimes. . .
(thanks to great whiskey and Guinness)
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About the Author
Rashers Tierney is an itinerant lecturer and anthropologist of note, presenting seminars across North America on all things Irish. His earth-shattering PhD thesis on “Flatulence in Finnegan’s Wake” has been hailed as the work that “blew apart” the clique-ish inner circle of Joycean scholarship. He is currently at work on a study entitled “Brogue mo thoin,” a controversial volume on the connections between the ancient Irish craft of shoemaking and renowned Gaelic curses.