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Ah Ireland, it’s a great little country all the same, if only you could put a roof on it


09-10-2015 16:00

Having watched family and friends emigrate and faced with headlines laden down with cutbacks and crises, Ronan Moore decided to list some of the reasons why Ireland isn’t all that bad. Fuelled by memories of what he missed when he lived overseas, Ronan posted a blog entry for each and every morning of the year on 365ReasonsToLoveIreland.blogspot.ie. Almost 100,000 hits later, his blog has become his first book, Irishology.

 

A light-hearted list of reasons to feel good about our little country, Irishology is a witty, irreverent and nostalgic guide to things you’ll only see, hear, taste, experience and remember in Ireland.


While we may be a nation of messers and begrudgers, we’ll always have a soft spot for our land of sunny spells and scattered showers. Who else but the Irish can perform minor miracles with a prayer to St Anthony? Or truly appreciate the medicinal purposes of flat 7Up? Not to mention the front room, chipper chips and the ‘bad pint’.

 

Ronan also provides sound guidance on Irish rites of passage like Cemetery Sundays and Sports Days, and tips for surviving social situations like an Irish Wedding or your first Wake. For anyone who flashes their lights when there’s a speed van ahead, has had a candle lit for them at mass, goes ‘out-out’ at the weekend, or still remembers the rules of Tip the Can and the taste of HB Ice-Pops, this book will have you laughing your way to a degree in Irishology.

 

Irishology will be published by Gill Books on Friday 16th October 2015, priced at €10.99.Irishology will be launched by Colm O’Rourke on Wednesday 14th October at Eason in Navan Shopping Centre at 6.30pm. Ronan Moore will be available for local interviews at the event.

For further information and interview requests please contact Emma Lynam, Publicity Executive, 01 500 9506, 086 838 9611, elynam@gill.ie.



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