Oxford Irish Quotations Paperback – May 1999
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About the Author
Bernard O'Donoghue, born in County Cork, is a poet and academic teacher of Medieval Literature at Oxford. He won the Whitbread Poetry Award in 1995 for his `Gunpowder' collection.
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Since I was actually looking for those disgustingly trite bits of Irish wisdom, the ones that lend themselves to a great brogue and end with 'laddie, this book didn't exactly suit my needs. However, it does cover a wide variety of topics, has more than 2000 quotes and is current enough to include Sinead O'Connor and Bono, without forgetting Yeats and Anthony Trollope (although I suppose that wouldn't really be allowed, would it?)
The only fault that I found with this book was the formatting. For some reason I found the text style hard to read, and that doesn't happen often to me. Other than that its a great reference book for those of us that are Irish, but whose grandparents didn't remember to talk about it.