Today being the birthday of prolific Irish writer Roddy Doyle, we thought it was high time we revisited one of our favourite book-to-screen adaptations, The Snapper, and relive some of the most beautifully articulated (and NSFW) quotes ever brought to life in an Irish movie. Packed to the brim with all manner of Irish idiosyncracies, The Snapper is perhaps the best installment of the Barrytown Trilogy and one that we'll always brag about. It's not just a story about Sharon getting her hole (and subsequently up the pole), it's a touching, realistic story that explores the familial bonds between an Irish father and the jewel of his eye, his daughter. Endlessly quotable, it's unlikely that another Irish movie will ever top the gems in this one. Unless, that is, Mr Doyle has anymore tales of Georgie Burgess and his wandering eye up his sleeve.

Here's just a lines few to whet your apetite, though you really ought to watch the movie in full:

"Ah jaysus Sharon"

"I'll go up and brush me teeth."

"What's hard and hairy on the outside? It's wet... And soft on the inside... Jesus. It begins with a "C". It ends with a "T". And it has a "U" and an "N" in it. A co-co-co-nut. A coconut"

"[to Kay, after finding nothing to watch on TV] I suppose a ride's out of the question?"
"Hang on till I get this line done."
"You serious?"

"Your a great little ride Sharon."

"What if it's a girl, and it looks like Mr. Burgess"
"Oh, shite! I guess we'll have to smother it and leave it on his step"

"It's hard to believer you can get so much shite from one dog"

"You go and shite you, you stupid bitch... what?"

Sharon and Georgie Burgess:

"Hello, Sharon."
"How'd you know I was here?"
"Did you not see me over by the vegetables?"
"What do you want?"
"I want to talk to you, Sharon."

Sharon and Georgie Burgess:

"You said I was a ride. I'm a great little ride."
"I was only joking."
"You got your hole. What else did you say?"
"Nothing. Not another thing."
"I swear on the Bible."

Sharon and Dessie:

"Why won't you talk to me anymore?"
"I do talk to you!"
"You don't."
"Yes, I do! I said hello to you yesterday!"