Deb Stover caught my attention with an ingredients list of sorts for her book Mulligan Stew, (which is free at the moment).
I shall be interviewing Deb on Saturday afternoon at 4pm, so as yet, I have no idea what she will reveal about Irish castles and Irish curses, but out of curiosity, I googled Irish curses and found "Top ten strange and weird Irish curses" by Sean Brosnan.
Of the selection listed, this one is my favorite, “May your obituary be written in weasel’s piss”.
On the same site, I found a link to Irish insults, collected by on Buzz Brady. Apparently, the Irish are quite creative with their insults.
This one tickled my fancy (whatever that means). "You're as thick as manure but only half as useful."
One can find Irish charms and spells here, http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/The-magic-of-Irish-witches-and-dr....
And ten surprising "facts" (I do not know that they are facts) about bad sex and Irishmen. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Bad-romance-10-surprising-facts-a....
Presumably, Deb Stover will take issue with the views of English poet, Edmund Spencer, of whom Dara Kelly (author of the 10 surprising facts) wrote, "When it came to matters of love Edmund Spenser, the Elizabethan poet, was appalled by Irish men...." Follow the link for the dirty laundry.
Deb's (Mulligan Stew) lovers are "star crossed". FREE! http://tinyurl.com/cftxucr A cursed Irish castle, star-crossed lovers, & comfort food! Mulligan Stew @debstover. #amreading
You can find out more about Deb Stover at http://www.debstover.com/ or, simply tune in at 4pm on Saturday December 1st 2012.