Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is a satirical fictional Irish character, a wealthy Dublin 4 rugby union jock created by journalist Paul Howard. The character first appeared in a January 1998 column in the Sunday Tribunenewspaper and later transferred to The Irish Times. The series comprises fourteen novels, three plays, a CD, two other books and the newspaper column, as of 2014. In the guise of O'Carroll-Kelly, Howard has been critically acclaimed as continuing the great Irish literary tradition of Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. "
The incomparable, irredeemable Ross O'Carroll-Kelly gives the ultimate low-down on the centre of the universe, South Dublin. Nestled in between the badlands of north and west Dublin, and the boglands of Wicklow, is a lan ...Quick View
Unemployment, emigration and do-it-yourself hair colour kits were once again a fact of life. Taxes were on the up, the IMF were on the way and there was a cash for gold outlet in Foxrock Village.
But the signs for rec ...Quick View
Since inheriting a pile in Killiney, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly - schools rugby legend, lover of the ladeez and award-winning author - can add a new string to his not inconsiderable (you know what I mean) bow - lord of the man ...Quick View
After his brush with death Ross O'Carroll-Kelly - schools rugby legend, award-winning author and lover of the ladeez - is back with a renewed lust for life - all thrillingly revealed in The Shelbourne Ultimatum.
Like the great Jesus Christ himself, I had a lot of shit on my mind when I hit 33 ...
I had three new-born future Ireland internationals to feed, a daughter in need of psychiatric evaluation and a teenage son obsessed ...Quick View
I was a rugby player with a great future behind me. A 35-year-old father-of-five with an expanding waistline, who was trying to survive the bloody battlefield we call everyday life.
My son was locked in a violent turf ...Quick View
So there I was, roysh, putting the 'in' in 'in crowd' ... But being a schools rugby legend has its downsides.' This is where it all began: the formation of the phenomenon that is Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.So there I was, roys ...Quick View
So there I was, roysh, enjoying college life, college birds and, like, a major amount of socialising.' Can Ross survive outside Castlerock College?So there I was, roysh, enjoying college life, college birds and, like, a ...Quick View
So, there I was roysh, life focked, reputation focked, finances focked everything completely focked, and roysh. And it's all Fionn's fault, basically. He's the four-eyed focker who told me that, like, the first time you ...Quick View
Fame. Fortune. Screaming girls. The adoration of strangers. I've had it all before, yet nothing could have prepared this Horny Little Devil for his new life in the City of Angels. Sacked as the coach of the Andorra rugby ...Quick View
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly thought he had it all: nice gaff, cool car, plenty of dosh, a stake in Dublin's trendiest nightclub and a face that made boyfriends jealous. To say nothing of a beautiful wife and kids. All that rema ...Quick View