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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407027043
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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I Never Knew That About the Irish




A captivating miscellany of little-known facts and trivia about the Irish

In this charming book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Irish people, taking us on a enthralling journey around their homeland, discovering en route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history contribute to the Irish character. As he travels across the Emerald Isle he unearths the traditions, triumphs and disasters, foibles, quirks and customs that come together to make up the Irish people.

From County Leitrim, the most sparsely populated county in the Republic of Ireland to County Louth, Ireland's smallest county, discover the site of the first play performed in the Irish language, sail the longest navigable inland waterway in Europe and watch the horse racing at Ireland's first all-weather racecourse. Illustrated throughout with enchanting pen and ink drawings and packed with entertaining stories and astonishing facts I Never Knew That About the Irish will entertain the whole family for hours on end.

  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407027043
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the author

Christopher Winn

Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London followed as well as books on the English, Scottish and Irish, alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England and London. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He was also the Associate Producer for a TV series by ITV on Great Britain. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is http://www.i-never-knew-that.com.

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