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The book of feckin' Irish trivia - Colin Murphy

9781847171917
Title
The book of feckin' Irish trivia
Author
Colin Murphy
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
The O'Brien Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20091030

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More trivia about Ireland than you ever needed to know!

Distract yourself from doom-and-gloom with useless information: guaranteed to make you a hit at parties or gatherings of more than one person!

This book contains jewels like the following:

  • During the first half of the nineteenth century, the average number of CHILDREN per household in Ireland was 10.
  • An ancient Irish marriage ritual called 'handfasting', involved tying a rope between the newlyweds' wrists for 366 days. It is said that this is where the expression 'TYING THE KNOT' originated.

Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling 'Feckin' collection (The O'Brien Press). His dbut historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim.

Keyword Index
Ireland - Miscellanea.
Country of Publication
Ireland
Number of Pages
126