A couple of Irish words enter the polyglot texture of Proteus through the mouth of Kevin Egan. As he takes a sip of his "green fairy" he offers a common Irish drinking toast: "Well, slainte!" Later he says, "I was a strapping young gossoon at that time, I tell you," using a Hiberno-English word for a young man.

John Hunt 2014

Ceramic plaque in the style of the Book of Kells. Source: