Barrytown Irish: Location, Language, and Class in Roddy Doyle’s Early Novels

@inproceedings{McGlynn2008BarrytownIL,
  title={Barrytown Irish: Location, Language, and Class in Roddy Doyle’s Early Novels},
  author={Mary M. McGlynn},
  year={2008}
}
When Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes was to be made into a film in 1998, the crew went to Limerick in search of his evocatively described World War II-era slums in the dirty lanes. As the story goes, they found instead a local economy in the midst of Celtic Tiger growth that had long since eliminated the health hazards of open group lavatories and damp, unheated homes. The crew was therefore obliged to build its own filthy set, which McCourt, on a walk through it with 60 Minutes reporter Ed… CONTINUE READING