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Foster S Historical Irish Oddities

Author : Allen Foster
ISBN : 9780717168507
Genre : Humor
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Strange, zany and at times downright baffling, Foster’s Historical Irish Oddities is a quirky compendium of true stories from all over Ireland. It is essential reading for anyone who loves to entertain friends and family with a good yarn or who needs further proof that Ireland is indeed a country with a unique cast of characters. From the Lismore man who rode to Fermoy in a tub pulled by a pig, a badger, two cats, a goose and a hedgehog to the tornado that ripped through Limerick in 1851, this is the perfect book for anyone with an interest in Irish history and a taste for the absurd. Foster’s stories may not be found in the history books but they certainly provide an entertaining and addictive read!
Category: Humor

Dead Funny The Little Book Of Irish Grave Humour

Author : Allen Foster
ISBN : 9780717151530
Genre : Humor
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A collection of curious Irish gravestone inscriptions from across Ireland and further afield Dead Funny is a selection of unusual, funny and often touching epitaphs from graveyards across Ireland. Compiled by Allen Foster, an Irish journalist who specialises in finding quirky and hilarious historical stories, Dead Funny is a hilarious homage to the bizarre tombstones erected across Ireland and beyond. Here lies Pat Steel; That’s very true! Who was he! what was he! What’s that to you? He lies here, because he Is dead – nothing new. Here lies the remains of John Hall, Grocer The world is not worth a fig I have good raisins for saying so This stone was raised to Sarah Ford, Not Sarah’s virtues to record For they’re well known to all the town No Lord; it was raised to keep her down
Category: Humor

Historical Irish Oddities

Author : Allen Foster
ISBN : 0717184722
Genre : History
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This compendium of stories from all over the country illustrates how bizarre and wonderful events and people have entertained us throughout history. From the Lismore man who rode to Fermoy in a tub pulled by a pig, a badger, two cats, a goose and a hedgehog, to the fortune discovered in a Belfast piano once owned by destitute sisters, and the Cashel man who insisted on being evicted while lying in his coffin, this is the perfect gift book for anyone with an interest in Irish history and a taste for the absurd.
Category: History

Dead Funny

Author : Allen Foster
ISBN : 0717148319
Genre : Humor
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This is a simple collection of graveyard inscriptions, church epitaphs and other memorials to be found throughout Ireland.
Category: Humor

Foster S Irish Oddities

Author : Allen Foster
ISBN : 1905494408
Genre : Ireland
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This addictive, fascinating and humorous little book is an indispensable collection of Irish trivia, history, uncommon knowledge and vital irrelevances. It is presented in a handsome volume, with line drawings, making it the ideal gift for St Patrick's Day.
Category: Ireland

Irish Orientalism

Author : Joseph Lennon
ISBN : 0815631642
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Centuries before W. B. Yeats wove Indian, Japanese, and Irish forms together in his poetry and plays, Irish writers found kinships in Asian and West Asian cultures. This book maps the unacknowledged discourse of Irish Orientalism within Ireland's complex colonial heritage. Relying on cultural and postcolonial theory, Joseph Lennon examines Irish impressions of Asia and West Asia, understood together as the Orient in the West. British writers from Cambrensis to Spenser depicted Ireland as a remote border land inhabited by wild descendants of Asian Scythians--barbarians to the ancient Greeks. Contemporaneous Irish writers likewise borrowed classical traditions, imagining the Orient as an ancient homeland. Lennon traces Irish Orientalism through origin legends, philology, antiquarianism, historiography into Irish literature and culture, exploring the works of Keating, O'Flaherty, Swift, Vallancey, Sheridan, Moore, Croker, Owenson, Mangan, de Vere, and others. He focuses on a key moment of Irish Orientalism--the twentieth-century Celtic Revival--discussing the works of Gregory, Casement, Connolly, and Joyce, but including Theosophist writers W. B. Yeats, George Russell, James Stephens, and James Cousins.
Category: Literary Criticism

Nature In Ireland

Author : John Wilson Foster
ISBN : 0773518177
Genre : History
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How has Irish nature been studied? How has it been expressed in literature and popular culture? How has it influenced, and been influenced by, political, economic, and social change? These long-neglected questions are pursued in Nature in Ireland, a pioneering collection of original essays by leading naturalists, science writers, and cultural historians who bring us from the geological prehistory of Ireland to the environmental threats of the late twentieth century.
Category: History

An Anglo Irish Dialogue

Author : Ireland. Public Record Office
ISBN : UOM:39015034759798
Genre : Social Science
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Curiosities From Parliament

Author : Henry Stanley Hyland
ISBN : UOM:39015022704475
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain