New book by journalist Rodney Edwards celebrates country banter across Ireland

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 16:34 -- Editor

Award-winning journalist Rodney Edwards is launching ‘Sure, Why Would Ye Not?’, a new book which celebrates the traditional country banter of Ireland.

Rodney said: “All over Ireland there are oul fellas putting the world to rights.

They’ve little patience for the ogeous handlins they find themselves in: they bemoan the clatty days when it’s teemin’ out of the heavens; they tongue and hash about the price of things; and they try to avoid their wives by footerin’ on the farm.

“Sure, Why Would Ye Not? is a collection of hilarious conversations between two oul fellas, Bob and Charlie. They’ll remind you of growing up, of family life, and of Irish country ways. But most of all they will make you laugh out loud and remind you that there is no place like home.”

The book is inspired by Rodney Edwards’ enormously popular column in the Impartial Reporter, and celebrates the idiosyncrasies, humour and uniqueness of Irish turns of phrase, especially those used in rural communities.