London Irish Dublin English: A wannabe Irish man seeks his destiny

London Irish Dublin English: A wannabe Irish man seeks his destiny

By   Publisher  DD Publications



Published in   Business Management, Fiction, Travel,


Dublin is a wonderful place to live and work. Experience this through the eyes of Donal, a wannabe Irish man. He loved the place so much that he moved here, from London, in the middle of the recession hit 1980’s. Working for an IT multinational company, he’s trying to sell computers to Dubliners. That’s not easy. If he doesn’t close a big deal with his customer, the bank, by the end of the year he’ll be on the boat back home.

You are transposed to a bar stool, a cafe seat or the office water cooler, observing a host of idiosyncratic characters at close quarters.You’ll meet Harry, the sales director, who should have been born two hundred years ago. Then there’s Nicky, the sultry marketing manager. Proceed with caution here. Try not to bump into Mannix, the sales manager. He’s rather clumsy and shy. Mairead is the smouldering Sales Prevention Officer. Be sure to stay on the right side of her. She could make things difficult for you. Try to avoid negotiating with Len, the bank’s procurement chief. It’s not a pleasant experience. If you fancy a night out in Dublin then take Terry with you. He’s the IT Director. He likes to be entertained. Be careful not to be mesmerized by Samantha, the bank’s beautiful Finance Director. She’s really cool.
Will Donal achieve his longed for Irishness? Will he close that sale? How will Nicky harness her sultriness for the greater good of society? Will Mannix overcome his inter-personal ineptitude? Will Mairead finally reveal the inner passionate woman? Will Terry get rid of Len? Will Harry get it together with Samantha? If humour be the food of life – read on!

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

Experience the mighty craic of Dublin city life. You are transposed to a bar stool, a café seat or the office water cooler, observing a host of idiosyncratic characters at close quarters.

Do you write full time or part time

Part-time. Full time would be far too painful.

How do you structure your day when you write

I don't.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

Hopefully to entertain and to make people smile. Writing is creative and soul baring. I get a great buzz each and every time a complete stranger, whom I will likely never meet, deems my book worthy of their time and money - when they press the "buy" button on Amazon.

About the Author

Daniel M Doyle

Daniel was born in London in 1952 to Irish born parents. They both came from Monkstown, a pretty village on Cork harbour about eight miles from Cork city. It was here that he spent my first twenty summers. This wonderful experience caused him to view Ireland through rose-tinted glasses for ever more. From about the age of ten he became aware that Ireland might be more than just a nice place to spend summer. By the time he was fourteen he had decided that he was Irish rather than English. He had no animosity towards England or English people. London has always remained his second most favourite city – after Dublin. He went to college in Moorgate. This is part of the old city of London where the financial district is located. After college, his first place of work was near St Paul’s cathedral, where they hold the royal weddings. He would often seek refuge in this church on hot humid summer days. There was no air conditioning in his work office but the thick stonework of the church always kept it cool inside. He could not afford to do that now – it costs £16.50 to get in! His next job was in the west end of the city, on Albemarle Street – near Green Park, the Ritz Hotel, Bond Street and Piccadilly. His third and final job was in Wigmore Street, near Marble Arch and at the back of Selfridges department store. Although he loved the style and grandeur of London, he never wavered in his decision to move to Dublin in 1985, at the age of thirty three. He was 16 when I first experienced Dublin. With his parents and younger sister, he travelled from Cork to Dublin to visit his older sister, who was studying at University College Dublin. The city instantly drew him to itself and seventeen years later he finally moved there permanently. After almost 30 years in Dublin he still speaks with an English accent. Some people are surprised by this and ask why. He answers them with two words: - Henry Ford. Henry’s father was born in Ballinscarthy, County Cork and moved to America in 1847, aged 21 years. Henry didn’t forget his Irish roots and, in 1917, he established his first purpose built production line outside of America – in Cork City. This is where Daniel’s father got his first job, after completing his apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner at (then H.M.) Hawlbowline Naval Dockyard School in Cobh, on Cork harbour. In the 1930’s he went to London to help Ford UK set up their first tractor production line. He worked forty years with Ford and lived in London, happily, for the rest of his life. So that’s why he loves Dublin with an English accent.