Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here’s the REAL lowdown 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, All Sorts of Heroic Fellas and a Few Dodgy Fellas, Aer Lingus and the Flight of the Earls, Dan the Man, A Few Wild Women, Wolfe Tone and other singers, Gun-running at Howth, Wind-surfing at Lahinch; the IRB, the IRA, the EEC, the GAA, the ITGWU, the Celtic feckin’ Tiger, RIP. All with illustrations that put the Book of Kells in the ha’penny place!





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