17 March 2013

Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly's History of Ireland

Next time you’re in Dublin perhaps you should avoid The Hairy Bowsie pub, unless you have deep pockets and an ability to listen to a load of sh*te (as my Irish friends often say when they are listening to me).

This is the abridged, shortened and somewhat mutilated history of Ireland, as recounted by one of the denizens of the pub, Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly.

I can hold my hands up here and say that this is created by Irish hands, so any slight you may perceive to the Irish nation is decidedly done unto themselves by themselves. However, if you know anything about the history of the place, this will have you rocking with laughter.

The character of Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly was created by Paul Woodfull. He is a comedy writer, performer and musician. He was born in Dublin 44 years ago and spent his early days working as a draughtsman, musician and graphic designer. His career in comedy began 15 years ago. The animation is directed by Cathal Gaffney.