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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Ireland (25 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848271484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848271487
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.5 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Everything you always wanted to know about the Irish Mammy . . . but were too timid to ask, weren't you pet?

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A BOOK if you don’t mind! And him with a degree and a job and all.

Everyone should have an Irish Mammy. She’s never short of advice, a kind word and a cup of tea (making sure to scald the teapot first, of course).

Bring the coat anyway. If it’s too hot you can take it off.

Comedian Colm O’Regan explores the phenomenon of the Irish Mammy and what she might say about everything from the ‘new mass’ to the cardinal sin of not owning a cough bottle and the importance of airing clothes properly. The global influence of the Irish Mammy, through history, science, politics and literature, is undeniable. Did you know, for instance, that Hamlet had an Irish Mammy?

So if you’re an Irish Mammy, have one, know one or suspect you might be turning into one, this book will act as your guide. But be aware that though this book might think it knows it all, it doesn’t, only Mammy knows it all.


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Grace on 8 Nov 2012
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This is a great book. I laughed so much as I read this, especially the chapter about what the leaving cert would be like if an "Irish Mammy" wrote the paper.
Even though this book is dedicated to the "Irish Mammy" I think this book can be enjoyed universally as we all appreciate how funny our Mums are, even when they are not trying to be.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Louise Ward on 3 Feb 2013
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Colm O'Regan is a stand-up comedian, columnist and broadcaster and the concept for this book started out as a Twitter account @irishmammies, which had thousands of followers after just a few months, now 50,000. Published by Transworld Ireland and billed as 'an exploration of the phenomenon of the Irish Mammy', this is going to be a very popular present for all those mammies out there.
With a good old rubber water bottle on the cover and comedy in the first page, a cave painting of a hot press and the Ogham script translated as 'A grand bit of drying out', you can quickly see where this book is going. The Irish language is cited as 'ideal for no-nonsense dismissals of messers and wasters' and The Constitution of the House is very funny opening with 'Article I: While you're under this roof...'
There's the 'war on damp', the weather (of course) and the inevitable cough-bottle along with the top five reminiscable diseases, 'Will I ever forget that winter? All three of you had the croup.' The points chatter comes with a Mammy-designed leaving cert exam paper and don't forget the all important messages, 'They're gone very dear in there altogether.'
They're all in here, but I won't quote any more for fear of giving the fun away. It'll be a 'grand bit of fun for them'- now whether the mammy's will see the humour only you can judge that yourself but you will certainly be having a good ole giggle yourself!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Megan on 29 Jan 2013
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Highly recommended to anyone who has or knows an Irish Mammy.

Was actually shocked to find out that I am slowly but surely turning into an Irish Mammy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Ann Power on 20 Jan 2013
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it was so funny it is like listening to myself
all the way through the book !!
I am an irish mammy !!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I R Butterworth on 29 Mar 2013
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Whether you're Irish or only know someone irish, this will ring so many bells with you.
The Irish Mammy is alive and well!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. C. T. Cassidy on 14 Jan 2013
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I love reading any books about Ireland especially the comedy and history ones, As yet I have never been dissappointed and look forward to the next ones that come on the market.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. N. Berry on 10 Jan 2013
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It brought back memories, though the anecdotes were not that amusing really. Maybe more interesting to non-Irish people. Good tips for parenting as well!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lincs Reader TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Feb 2013
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I read about this book on Twitter and knew that I just had to get a copy for my Mum. She's the genuine thing, a real 'Irish Mammy' and just looking at the cover reminds me of her - oh that bloody hot water bottle - even with double-glazing and central heating, she just can't let it go!

The book is great fun, I loved it and Mum loved it. Anyone with an Irish Mammy, or who knows an Irish Mammy will enjoy this little gem. Such familiar sayings and little quirks that made me nod my head and giggle along.

A great book!
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