The Barrytown Trilogy: Mapped!

After our first trip to Ireland, Roddy Doyle’s books became a sort of travelmate for the following travels.
We love Roddy’s books: sadness and laughter. We love his – well, the right word is: commitment – for example supporting Fighting Words project and Metro Éireann . So we decided to thank him with this post: the ItalishMagazineMap and soundtrack collection of the Barrytown Trilogy.

Thank you, Roddy, happy birthday, and we hope you will enjoy your Dublin in our Italish way!

PS: Roddy: where f*ing is 118, Chestnut Avenue, Dublin 21? ;-)
PPS: This is a map of Ireland. But this site is Italish and we can’t forget Rimini, because

Yeh can go for a swim with the Pope

is gas! :-)

We have also selected the best lines from The Barrytown Trilogy.

Acknowledged The Commitments’ Book Soundtrack

When a Man Loves a Woman
Knock on Wood
Get Up I Feel Like A Sex Machine
It’s A Man’s Man’s World
Night Train
Out Of Sight
Walking in the Rain
I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better
Reach Out, I’ll Be There
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
 Chain Gang

More songs quoted in the book

Living in America All You Need is Love
 Moon River The Tracks Of My Tears
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
Dancing in the Streets Stop! In The Name Of Love
(Phil Spector’s) Wall Of Sound I Ain’t superstitious
I Thank You Stoned Love
Ain’t Gonna Bump No More
(With No Big Fat Woman)
The Bells of Rhymney
Sun City

The Commitments’ Movie Soundtrack

Mustang Sally Take Me to the River
Chain of Fools The Dark end of the Street
Destination Everywhere I Can’t Stand The Rain
Try a Little Tenderness Treat Her Right
Do Right Woman Do Right Man Mr Pitiful
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) In The Midnight Hour
Bye Bye Baby Slip Away

The Snapper‘s Movie Soundtrack

Can’t Help Falling In Love
It’s My life
I Should Have Known Better
Papa Don’t Preach

More songs quoted in the book

The Power Of Love
The Hills Are Alive (With The Sound Of Music)
Is This Love
Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘round ol’ Oak Tree
The Great Pretender

Acknowledged The Van’s Book Soundtrack

Let’s Twist Again
Barbara Ann
Hippy Hippy Shake
California Girls
Give It A Lash, Jack

More songs quoted in the book

New York New York
Strangers In The Night

The Van‘s Movie Soundtrack

Wand’rin Star
Paradise City
Frosty The Snowman
Living Next Door To Alice
I’m In The Mood For Dancing

 The Barrytown Trilogy’s books (Wikipedia)

 The Barrytown Trilogy’s movies (IMDb)


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Massimiliano "Q-ROB" Roveri writes on and about Internet since 1997. A philosopher lent to the IT world blogs, shares (and teaches how to blog and share) between Ireland and Italy.

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