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Brewer's dictionary of Irish phrase and fable / Sean MaMahon and Jo O'Donoghue ; foreword by Maeve Binchy
Bib ID 3774901
Format BookBook
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McMahon, Seán
 
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Description London : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, c2004 
[xiv], 867 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0304363340
9780304363346
Invalid ISBN 0304363340
Summary

"Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable is an entirely new 'Brewer's' dedicated to the history, culture and mythology of the 'Emerald Isle'. Its authors have sifted through a huge amount of folkloric, mythological, literary and historical material to compile a stunningly eclectic array of 6000 entries on a wide range of Irish-related topics, including words, phrases, names, titles, people, events and places - all of them intriguing and informative, some of them quirkily humorous. From Pearse to Paisle, from Beckett to the Bogside, from the 'Floozie in the Jacuzzi' to the 'Hags with the Bags', from Kerrygold to Kerry jokes, from MacGillicuddy Reeks to Mountjoy Jail, from Paddies, Priests and Pigs to Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha! and from Teflon taoiseach to Temple Bar, Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue have created a cabinet stuffed with Irish curiosities of every conceivable variety - as well as a scholarly and reliable work of Irish reference."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Machine derived contents note: Ancient and Celtic Ireland
  • Food and drink
  • Literature, culture and the arts
  • Modern Irish history
  • Myth and folklore
  • Names and nicknames
  • Northern Ireland and the Troubles
  • Peoples and groups
  • Places and place-names
  • Quotations and speeches
 
Subjects English language -- Dialects -- Ireland -- Dictionaries.  |  Fables -- Dictionaries.  |  Folklore -- Dictionaries.  |  Ireland -- Encyclopedias.  |  Ireland -- Languages -- Encyclopedias.  |  Ireland -- Civilization -- Encyclopedias.  |  Ireland -- In literature -- Encyclopedias.
Other authors/contributors O'Donoghue, Jo
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