Heartwarming and hilarious stories and advice from Ireland's most famous matchmaker.
In his long career as a matchmaker, Willie Daly has helped hundreds of couples find happiness. With his unique blend of intuition, quiet wisdom and a small drop of cunning, Willie reveals the secret to finding true love, and shares the story of a life spent bringing people together in love and marriage.
For centuries, Irish matchmakers have performed the vital service of bringing people together. It is a mysterious art, and the very best matchmakers have an almost magical quality to them. Willie Daly, whose father and grandfather were matchmakers before him, is the most famous of them all.
The path to love can be heart-warming, hilarious, sometimes hair-raising—and Willie is the perfect guide. For those still looking for romance, he also has some hard-earned, practical advice. Rich with characters, humor, drama and—of course—Guinness, Willie Daly regales us with some of his funniest and most touching matchmaking stories.
Willie Daly thinks he was born on April 1, 1943, though he can't be sure because the priest who recorded the date was "very fond of the drink." He has lived in Ballingaddy, Ireland all of his life, and still lives next door to the 300-year-old cottage where he was born.
"...in a time when people can find a mate by sitting at a computer, Daly believes there is still nothing to beat the personal intervention of a matchmaker, who brings a 'mixture of experience, humour and hope' to the proceedings...It is a persuasive argument. But even if you are not looking for a better half, the book is an entertainment in itself and, moreover, a great advertisement for the delights of west Clare."