Fan of The Snapper? It’s just been given a very special tribute!


Roddy Doyle's The Snapper has to be one of the most beloved Irish books and films of all time.

Now Sharon Curley and co. have been made a permanent part of Irish history with a plaque at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, where Dessie Curley found out he was granddaddy to a 7 lbs 12 oz baby… or a small turkey.

The tribute is part of Dublin City Council's One City One Book initiative, which encourages Dubliners to get reading the same book together for the month of April each year.

This year's choice is The Barrytown Trilogy – which is technically three books but we'll let them off. The famous series consists of The Snapper, The Van and The Commitments, each of which also enjoyed huge success on screen, too.

A chip van was even on hand this morning serving up food (and battered nappies) to Roddy Doyle, Dublin's Lord Mayor and Hot Press' Niall Stokes among others:

It didn't quite look like the original, but maybe that's a good thing!