RO’CK of Ages

RO’CK of Ages

From boom days to Zoom days


The No 1 Bestseller!

When a shameless rugby legend and a distinguished grey lady get together sparks are bound to fly.

And when that legend is South Dublin's favourite socialite, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, and the grey lady is the Irish Times, the result is, well, legendary. From locked-in in Donnybrook to locked-down in Killiney, Ross and the old gal have been through a lot. Now, you can enjoy the very best of his efforts to keep her entertained . . .

- His adventures with the Mount Anville Moms WhatsApp group
- His daughter Honor's infamous production of South Side Story
- His father's court battles with Denis O'Brien
- His wife Sorcha's efforts to force her banana bread on the neighbours
- His son Ronan's attempt to make it as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter

From the sheer joy of taking his feral triplets to their first Ireland v. England match, to the sheer misery of Kiely's pub (his spiritual home) closing down, to the pants-shitting tension of taking Honor to Electric Picnic - they're all here!

And this new edition includes all new material from 2021 - lest we forget!

As the Grey Lady herself would no doubt say: 'That was some ride, Ross!'


'The single greatest chronicler of our times' Irish Independent

'A terrific collection' Pat Kenny, Newstalk


  • Ross is a national institution
    Irish Times

About the author

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Once Upon a Time in . . . Donnybrook is the twenty-fifth book in Paul Howard's 'Ross O'Carroll-Kelly' series. Ross books have sold over one million copies, are annually nominated for the Popular Fiction prize at the Irish Book Awards - where they have won the prize an unprecedented three times - and are also critically acclaimed as satirical masterpieces. One of the series - The Oh My God Delusion - was chosen as Ireland's favourite book in Eason's 125th birthday poll.
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