David Kenny’s Erindipity Rides Again

December 15, 2007 at 11:58 pm 2 comments

David Kenny has brought out a second edition of his Erendipity book of weird Irish facts that you didn’t know you didn’t know, presented under strange-world-record type headings. Three of my favourites:

  • The County with the Fastest-Growing Sex Trade
  • The Most Disgusting Irish Custom
  • The Top Ten Most-Clamped Streets in Dublin

And here they are: >>>

County with the Fastest-Growing Sex Trade

That’s County Kerry, where the sex trade had quadrupled in twelve months, according to an article in The Kerryman in january 2007. As Erindipity author Kenny notes, Kerry has always been famous for cute hoors.

Most Disgusting Irish Custom

The book describes in some detail the ten worst Irish customs, but my favourite is spitting on newborn babies for luck, which still persists in parts of Galway and Kerry.

Top Ten Most Clamped Streets in Dublin

  • North Great George’s Street
  • D’Olier Street
  • Burgh Quay
  • Clarendon Street
  • Hume Street
  • Noel Purcell Walk
  • Synge Street
  • Dawson Street
  • Smithfield
  • South Circular Road

Erindipity Rides Again

There is a lot more terrific trivia in this book, including but not limited to the best ever miracle on the 7A bus, the best place in Ireland to get a Brazilian, the highest Irish mountain that’s really a hill, and the Dublin waterway with the most amount of bridges that are named after creative artists.

Erindipity Rides Again
By David Kenny
Mentor Books, 2007
260 pages, €14.99


Entry filed under: Culture, Fun, Ireland.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. David Kenny  |  December 17, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Michael,

    I’m seriously flattered that you like the book. Love your work, keep it up!

  • 2. Michael Nugent  |  December 18, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Thanks, David.

    Last year’s book was great, and this one is even weirder.

    Hope things are going well with the Armenian nose flute. 🙂


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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


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