Myles Byrne The Wicked Wit of Ireland


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This book is a fun and lighthearted look at the notoriously funny and wonderfully unique Irish wit.

The Irish have a famously hilarious way with words that has made them beloved the world over. Producing comedians such as Dylan Moran, Sharon Horgan, Tommy Tiernan, Alison Spittle, Graham Linehan and Ed Byrne, who artfully blend mockery with a self-deprecating appreciation of their unique vernacular, Ireland has a language and culture like no other.

Migrating from their small Emerald Isle to many far corners of the world, the Irish have brought with them that complex black humour and sarcasm that defines them. From the satires of Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde through to the hilarity of J.P. Donleavy and the sublime nonsense of Flann O'Brien and Spike Milligan, their distinct culture has been celebrated by many and in many forms.

The Wicked Wit of Ireland combines traditional Irish humour, one-liners, anecdotes, and of course quips about the classic Irish mammy, into a fun and entertaining compilation.

'It is a richly evocative and funny book of just what makes Ireland the Irish tick' Derry Post

About the Author

Myles Byrne is a musician, designer and writer. He was educated in Dublin, and has also lived in New York State and London.

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