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The Feckin' Book of Irish History: for anyone who hasn't been paying attention for the last 30,000 years (Feckin' Collection) [Hardcover]

Colin Murphy , Donal O'Dea
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Book Description

16 Mar 2009 Feckin' Collection
Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here’s the REAL skinny on Irish history.



Invasions, Emergencies, one Big Rising, all sorts of Troubles; the Siege of Limerick (continuing), Paddy of the Snakes, Niall of the Nine Hostages, The Big Fella, The Long Fella, Aer Lingus and the Flight of the Earls, Daniel O’Connell, Wolfe Tone and other singers, Gun-running at Howth, Wind-surfing at Lahinch; the IRB, the IRA, the EEC, the GAA, the Celtic Tiger, RIP.



With illustrations that put the Book of Kells in the ha’penny place.


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: O'Brien Press (16 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847170692
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847170699
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'hilarious' (Books Ireland)

'like its forerunners it’s a riot'

'the 10th book in O’Brien’s best-selling Feckin’ series' (Irish Independent)

About the Author

COLIN MURPHY has a great interest in all aspects of history and has written a light-hearted look at Ireland's past, entitled The Feckin' Book of Irish History. With Donal O'Dea, he is the author of the bestselling Feckin' series, published by The O'Brien Press. For twelve years, he was the Creative Director of one of Ireland's leading advertising agencies, during which time he was involved in a huge number of national and international award-winning advertising campaigns.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully good Gift 5 Dec 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Have only skimmed through as it's a gift for an Irish friend but looks really funny to me and I hope she agrees!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read 26 Aug 2013
By Wendy
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Just really great fun, interesting and informative with a great sense of humour. Read book in a couple of hours and it made me want to delve a lot deeper into the history of Ireland
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2.0 out of 5 stars All politics and people 7 Dec 2012
By TaylorJ
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book covers lots of the politics of ireland and who was in power, the wars etc in a humorous way.
However there is little to do with inventions, culture, art, food etc.
Not bad.... but not good
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4.0 out of 5 stars BoD 18 Dec 2011
By BoD
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Br-r-r-r-r-illiant Blooming Brilliant 'Exactly what it says on the tin' - I have bought 5 of this feckin' collection for Christmas - This one I bought for "History loving Friend" I have had a sneak glimpse through all of them as I intend to wrapped them in plain brown paper and put a number on each one. I have put corresponding numbers inside each of 5 Christmas Crackers - and you guessed it!!!
I Know we will have a wonderful giggly Christmas Afternoon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Feckin' Book of Irish History 13 Jan 2010
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This book makes a great present for an Irish friend or relative as it contains a whole history of Ireland and famous Irish quotes.
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