Irish

Irish may refer to:

  • Irish cuisine
  • Ireland, an island in north-western Europe, on which are located:
    • Northern Ireland, a constituent country of the United Kingdom
    • Republic of Ireland, a sovereign state
  • Irish language, a Goidelic language spoken in Ireland and by communities worldwide
    • Irish (Junior Cert), a subject of the Junior Cycle examination in Secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland
  • Irish people, people of Irish ethnicity, people born in Ireland, people who hold Irish Citizenship
  • Irish (name), a first or last name

Famous quotes containing the word irish:

    We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    I was the rector’s son, born to the anglican order,
    Banned for ever from the candles of the Irish poor;
    The Chichesters knelt in marble at the end of a transept
    With ruffs about their necks, their portion sure.
    Louis MacNeice (1907–1963)

    O Paddy dear, an’ did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round?
    The shamrock is by law forbid to grow on Irish ground!
    No more Saint Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his colour can’t be seen,
    For there’s a cruel law agin the wearin’ o’ the Green!
    —Unknown. The Wearing of the Green (l. 37–40)