What is Irish?

  • (noun): The Celtic language of Ireland.
    Synonyms: Irish Gaelic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on irish:

Ireland - History - Union With Great Britain
... The passage of the Act in the Irish Parliament was ultimately achieved with substantial majorities, having failed on the first attempt in 1799 ... The Great Famine of the 1840s caused the deaths of one million Irish people and over a million more emigrated to escape it. 20th centuries saw the rise of modern Irish nationalism, primarily among the Roman Catholic population ...
Ireland - Culture - Food and Drink
... Main article Irish cuisine Food and cuisine in Ireland takes its influence from the crops grown and animals farmed in the island's temperate climate and from the social and ... the Middle Ages until the arrival of the potato in the 16th century the dominant feature of the Irish economy was the herding of cattle, the number of ... represent a fundamental unsophistication to cooking, such as the Irish stew, bacon and cabbage, boxty, a type of potato pancake, or colcannon, a dish of mashed potatoes ...
Economy Of Barbados - Further Reading
... Révauger, Jean-Paul (16 octobre 2008) "The Irish model in the Caribbean part I – Globalization and social partnership in Barbados" J.P ... Révauger, Jean-Paul (16 octobre 2008) "The Irish model in the Caribbean part II – Negotiation The Irish way" J.P ...
Self-determination - Current Issues - Drawing New Borders
... The border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State was based on the borders of existing counties and did not include all of historic Ulster ... In December 1925, the governments of the Irish Free State, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom agreed to accept the existing border ... Most Irish Nationalists and Irish Republicans claim all of Northern Ireland and are not particularly interested in new borders ...
History Of Canada - Canada Under British Rule (1763–1867) - Rebellions and The Durham Report
... The Irish Famine of the 1840s significantly increased the pace of Irish Catholic immigration to British North America, with over 35,000 distressed Irish landing in Toronto alone in 1847 and 1848 ...

More definitions of "Irish":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people.

Famous quotes containing the word irish:

    I was the rector’s son, born to the anglican order,
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    With ruffs about their necks, their portion sure.
    Louis MacNeice (1907–1963)

    I rather think the cinema will die. Look at the energy being exerted to revive it—yesterday it was color, today three dimensions. I don’t give it forty years more. Witness the decline of conversation. Only the Irish have remained incomparable conversationalists, maybe because technical progress has passed them by.
    Orson Welles (1915–1984)

    For every nineteenth-century middle-class family that protected its wife and child within the family circle, there was an Irish or a German girl scrubbing floors in that home, a Welsh boy mining coal to keep the home-baked goodies warm, a black girl doing the family laundry, a black mother and child picking cotton to be made into clothes for the family, and a Jewish or an Italian daughter in a sweatshop making “ladies” dresses or artificial flowers for the family to purchase.
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