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  • Coal-Shunter, "" Ballyhooly, "&c., and declares of the French soldier that" the short service forty-eight-day men don't have a very unkyperdoodlum time of it. "

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, March 14, 1891

  • It is from Ballyhooly, the name of a village in Cork, once notorious for its brawls.

    Chapter 3. The Period of Growth. 4. Loan-Words and Non-English Influences

  • Martin Ross's elder brother, Robert Martin (famous in his day as the writer and singer of _Ballyhooly_, and a score of other topical songs), left his work as a London journalist to help in fighting the first campaign which brought the word "boycott" into usage.

    Irish Books and Irish People

  • He's a pale-haired, sharp-faced, undersized young gent too, and dressed sort of finicky in one of them Ballyhooly cape coats, an artist necktie, and a two-story soft hat with a striped scarf wound around it.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • Yet he managed it all quite handily by riding about on his three famous camels: Bimbashi, Ballyhooly, and Beelzebub.

    Flag and Fleet How the British Navy Won the Freedom of the Seas

  • "Bogie" was evidently inclined to break out in a loud bark of presumable applause when the Irish member rose to his legs -- the member for Ballyhooly -- who had a question to ask the Chief

    The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

  • And one night I went in with a fellow into one of their musical evenings, song and dance about she could get up on a truss of hay she could my Maureen Lay and there was a fellow with a Ballyhooly blue ribbon badge spiffing out of him in Irish and a lot of colleen bawns going about with temperance beverages and selling medals and oranges and lemonade and a few old dry buns, gob, flahoolagh entertainment, don't be talking.


  • Humours of Parliament, "of the imaginary Member for Ballyhooly; but it was the caricatures of Mr. Swift MacNeill, M.P., that brought matters to

    The History of "Punch"


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