Originally published in 1910, this early work by Irish historian Patrick Weston Joyce is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Its 366 pages give a comprehensive account of the English dialect as spoken in Ireland and include chapters on idioms, swearing, grammar and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the English language and Irish History. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.