Pat Ingoldsby

Life
Humourist and children’s writer and author of radio plays and another at the Gaiety; children’s broadcaster; regular appearances on the Lambert’s Bosco show in the late 1970sand hosted children’s TV shows (Pat’s Hat, and Pat’s Chat) on RTE in 1980s; issued The Peculiar Sensation of Being Irish (1995); Laugh without Prejudice (1996); sells his books on centre-city streets; lives in Clontarf, Dublin.

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Works
Poetry, Welcome to my head (Please Remove Your Boots) (1986); Salty Water (1988); Scandal Sisters (1990); How was it for you Doctor? (1994); Poems so fresh and so new ...Yahoo! (1995); If you don’t tell anybody I won’t (1996); See Liz She Spins (1997); Half a Hug (1998); Beautfiul cracked eyes (1999); The Blue Etee Wet (2000); Do Lámh I Mo Brá (2001); The Frenchwoman And The Sky (2003).

Plays, Hisself (Peacock Th.); When am I Gettin’ Me Clothes (Peacock Th.; adapted for Radio Eireann); The Dark Days of Denny Lacey (Radio 1); She Came Up From the Sea (Radio 1); Fire Is Far Enough (Radio 1); Liffey Ever Is (Radio 1)

Short stories, The Peculiar Sensation of Being Irish (Cork: Killeen Publs. 1995), 201pp.; Laugh Without Prejudice (Cork: Killeen Publs. 1996); In My Own Voice [CD].

For children, Zaney Tales (stories); Rhymin’ Simon (play); Yeukface the Yeuk and the Spotty Grousler (play); Tell Me A Story, Pat (cassette tape).

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Criticism
Aubrey Malone, review of The Peculiar Sensation of Being Irish, in Books Ireland (Feb. 1996), p.24 [appreciative].

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References
Nationmaster webpage gives details: ‘ His most distinctive style of poetry is his humourist style. A recurring character, Wesley Quench, appears in roles such as the driver of a Flying See-Saw Brigade. Another poem, Vagina in the Vatican , depicts a vagina sneaking into the Vatican unstopped because no one knew what it was - except for a few who couldn’t let slip that they did’ [link].

Pat Ingoldsby web page.

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Notes
Bravo Bratislava!: His books since 1998 are protected by the Bratislava Accord 1993 (Sect. 2 cre/009 manifest-minsk) preventing their contents appearing in school textbooks, exams, elocution classes or anything with the word “Arts” in it. (See Nationmaster [link].)

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