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Francie Brady is back…


by Patrick McCabe


^ Upstairs ^

The Big Yaroo by Patrick McCabe
From the author of The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto.

Join us on Tuesday 8th October 7pm in Whelan’s, Wexford Street as we celebrate the launch of Pat McCabe’s latest book.

Pat will be joined on stage by Paddy Goodwin and the Holy Ghosts.


Pre-order your signed copy now!

Copies of The Big Yaroo will be available for purchase on the evening.But you can beat the queues and pre-order now. A signed, gift-wrapped copy will be waiting for you on the night for collection. Limited-edition hard copies also available.

Enter promo codes:

BIGYAROO for launch discount – €13 (RRP €14.95)
COLLECT to collect on the night (no shipping fee).
If you experience any issues with this order, please call the office +353 1 278 4225.

About the book: Francie Brady, the broken Butcher Boy, leads a busy life in Fizzbag Mansions, where he was incarcerated five decades ago, after the mistake with Mrs Nugent that ruined him. Still obsessed with the comic books of his childhood, he has found a new vocation – as a publisher of his very own magazine, The Big Yaroo, and Francie throws himself into its production, working to a deadline in more ways than one. Along the way, he remembers Da, Uncle Alo, Joe Purcell and his beloved Ma, and wrestles a desire to escape his past with the world’s need for him to exorcise his childhood demons. As Francie is increasingly drawn into the darker world of his own mind, the line between reality and delusion ceases to mean anything.

Still funny, still terrifying and still profound, this moving swansong of one of Irish literature’s most enduring characters explores redemption, faith and small-town Ireland. Francie Brady is indeed back but what price freedom?


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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.