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• "Thanks a million" — a generous translation from Gaelic Irish....

Bishop William Casey and scandal in a simpler time....

Alice Kyteler, convicted witch...

Republicans attack Kilkenny castle, May 1922...

• "Don't work too hard." ...

• The Irish still love the potato....

• Irish Travellers, an ancient nomadic people...

• "Taking drink" — alcohol nomenclature...

• A politician must be seen gambling....

Irish gestures...

• There's always something to say about the weather....

Shooting pool in Ireland is different....

• The Irish are reticent about making a formal complaint....

• The difference between Charles Haughey and an Aran jumper...

Cursing in Ireland...

Mysteries of the Irish house — light-switches, taps, door-handles....