For Focal Sake

Monday, 26th May 2008 saw the launch of a new book called For Focal Sake: A 32 County Guide to Irish Slang. I had the privilege to review an advanced copy of this publication and have to say, it’s both hilarious and brilliantly put together.

It features a collection of the most popular slang terms from each of the 32 counties of Ireland, based on submissions to the popular website. In addition, there is a brief (but informative) outline of each county including its colloquial name, names of some of the funnier townlands from that county and so on. My favourite part of the entire book has to be the collection of Irish words for being drunk – it’s absolutely priceless.

The front cover (below) is also great and would make a great T-Shirt!

You can find out more about it on the official website.

One thought on “For Focal Sake”

  1. Thanks for the plug Martello…

    Hopefully people will appreciate the hours I put into it. There are over 500 entries in the book and the profile on each county too. I love the funny place names like Fartan Upper and Lower in Cavan and Foul Sound in Galway.

    We should have twinnings for these places 🙂

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