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! :-)

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Dublin, Ireland.
An' Dubliners are the niggers of Ireland. The culchies have fuckin' everythin'. An' the northside Dubliners are the niggers o' Dublin. Say it loud, I'm black an' I'm proud.
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Dublin, Ireland.
Billy Mooney from Raheny
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Dublin, Ireland.
...And Dean Fay from Coolock.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...The house was a big one on the Howth Road near Killester.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Well if you were goin' in the Dollymount direction you could go all the way and have a ride in the dunes.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Only Culchies shop in Clery's.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Tha' one was dedicated to the lads in jail. Mountjoy an' tha', who're in for drugs - like - because it must be like a chain gang for them.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...STARTIN' OFF IN CONNOLLY.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...MOVIN' ON OU' TO KILLESTER
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Dublin, Ireland.
...HARMONSTOWN RAHENY - They cheered.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...HARMONSTOWN RAHENY - They cheered.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...AN' DON'T FORGET KILLBARRACK - They cheered.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...HOWTH JUNCTION BAYSIDE
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Dublin, Ireland.
...HOWTH JUNCTION BAYSIDE
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Dublin, Ireland.
...THEN ON OU' TO SUTTON WHERE THE RICH FOLKS LIVE (WHERE THE SNOBBY BASTARDS LIVE)
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Dublin, Ireland.
...- Wha' fuckin' bridge? […] - Matt Talbot Bridge.
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Westmeath, Ireland.
...STARTIN' OU' IN MULLINGAR
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Westmeath, Ireland.
...MOVIN' ON OU' TO KINNEGAD
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Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations.
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Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations.
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Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations.
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Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations.
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Darndale, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations.
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Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations (hall where the band begins).
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Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations (The Band's Rehearsal Room).
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Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations.
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Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations (opening sequence - Jimmy Rabbitte sells cassettes at the market).
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Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations.
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Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations (The song "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" played on organ).
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Dublin, Ireland.
The Commitments Movie locations (gig at Gallagher's, waiting for Wilson Pickett's arrival, band falls apart).
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Dublin, Ireland.
...and she had to tell him and she made stay on till the last stop, Howth.
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Jackie had given Greg the shove the Saturday before - or so she said anyway - in one of those cafè places in the ILAC Centre ...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...I believe Gerry Foster's young fella's after puttin' some young one from Coolock up the stick ...
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Bray, Wicklow, Ireland.
...George hand't been in a fight since 1959, in Bray ...

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland. (The pub closed in 1989)
...Please meet me in the Abbey Mooney in town at 8 o'clock on Tuesday night ...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...- Burgess! - Si. - Great. Where? - Swords ...
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Swords, Dublin, Ireland.
...Yeh do. In the Harp, I met him ...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...In his hotel. The Ormond, yeh know ...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Sharon didn't go up to the Hikers any more - She went to Howth or Raheny or into town...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Jimmy Jr was in Howth, trying to get into Saints...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...I was blemmin' down Tonlegee Road...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...When she had Leslie I was inside in town, in Conways, yeh know...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Summerhill, look it. Straight down now an' we're there...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Jimmy Sr was in the ILAC library, in town...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Aoife and Jimmy Jr were living in a bedsit in Clontarf...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Jimmy Sr was in St Anne's Park, watching the Barrytown Utd Under 18s...
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Killester, Dublin, Ireland.
...- Where do the rest of yis go? Bimbo asked them. He wasn't being nosy. - The Beachcomber, said Anto...
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Limerick, Ireland.
...- I got into Limerick after - Limerick!? - Si...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...so Donaghmede Shopping Centre - where they were - wasn't too bad, not too overcrowded...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...He'd been caught robbing a Lifeboat collection box out in Howth...
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Dublin, Ireland.
... that stone bench with the two oul' ones chinwagging on it, beside the Halfpenny Bridge; he'd sat on the side of that one day and he counted fifty-four great-looking young ones...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...He read them in Raheny Library...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Or Donaghmede if he felt like a change...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...a small bit of a robbery of Supervalu in Baldoyle this afternoon, Mister Gillespie?...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...They were going past the hospital in Edenmore...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...the big new houses off the Howth Road in Clontarf that were so close to the tracks the train nearly went through them...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...They looked out at what was going on on Moore Street...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...She just walked on along, down to Parnell Square, the poor woman...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...he got a chance of two tickets to one of the World Cup warm-up matches, against Wales, in Lansdowne...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...How many stops after Amiens Street is Lansdowne?...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...So they went to a different chipper, one in Coolock...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Maybe we should get music for it, said Jimmy Sr when they were going through Sutton...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...They went over a dog outside the Abbey Tavern but they didn't stop...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...they got to the Green Dolphin in Raheny and they went in for a pint...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Maggie had bought them a space in Dollymount, near the beach...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...across O'Connell Bridge he'd seen this knacker kid, a tiny young fella...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...as they could go to Croke Park for the Leinster final between Dublin and Meath...
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Tipperary, Ireland.
...There's a festival in Thurles, said Maggie...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...then up the Lawrence's Road...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...up Collins' Avenue at Killester...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Jimmy Sr looked out again, and saw Cadbury's in Coolock...
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Galway, Ireland.
...We'll end up in fucking Galway...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...her latest: breakfast on the Malahide Road...
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Ireland.
...They'd be comin' from much further on tha' one. Drogheda and Dundalk - and - Belfast - Said Bimbo...
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Ireland.
...They'd be comin' from much further on tha' one. Drogheda and Dundalk - and - Belfast - Said Bimbo...
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Ireland.
...They'd be comin' from much further on tha' one. Drogheda and Dundalk - and - Belfast - Said Bimbo...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Just there, in Whitehall, said Bimbo. - At the church; where yeh said...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...into Stephen's Green in town and they fed seventeen large sliced pans to the ducks...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...They all went to the zoo. Darren and the twins wouldn't come, but the rest of them did...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...They had a few drinks in the Park Lodge Hotel after the zoo...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...A scuttered knacker and a couple having a row kept them entertained as far as Connolly...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...the train stopped for a minute at the depot behind Fairview Park...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Wha'? - We're getting off at Tara...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...We'll have a few in Mulligans first...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Doyle's, Bowe's, the Palace; two pints in each of them...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Doyle's, Bowe's, the Palace; two pints in each of them...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...Doyle's, Bowe's, the Palace; two pints in each of them...
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Wexford, Ireland.
...Jimmy Sr had rented the pair of caravans in Courtown a couple of years back...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...They were on Grafton Street now - big gangs of girls outside McDonalds...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...we could try Leeson Street, I suppose; I don't know...
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Wicklow, Ireland.
...It wasn't a field. It was Vartry reservoir, dried out...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...He chatted away to Bimbo on the way out to Ballsbridge. Shamrock Rovers were playing in their new ground, the RDS...
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Dublin, Ireland.
...They got a good space to park, up on the path of the river side of the Anglesea Road...

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
Superbad
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
Fake

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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