- Author: Colin Murphy,Donal O'Dea
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
- Published: 01 March 2009
- ISBN: 9781847170699
Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here's the real skinny on Irish history, including: Invasions, Emergencies, one Big Rising, all sorts of Troubles; the Siege of Limerick (continuing), Paddy of the Snakes, Niall of the Nine Hostages, The Big Fella, The Long Fella, Aer Lingus and the Flight of the Earls, Daniel O'Connell, Wolfe Tone and other singers, Gun-running at Howth, Wind-surfing at Lahinch; and, the IRB, the IRA, the EEC, the GAA, the Celtic Tiger, RIP. This title features illustrations that put the Book of Kells in the ha'penny place.