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:

    The difference of the English and Irish character is nowhere more plainly discerned than in their respective kitchens. With the former, this apartment is probably the cleanest, and certainly the most orderly, in the house.... An Irish kitchen ... is usually a temple dedicated to the goddess of disorder; and, too often, joined with her, is the potent deity of dirt.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    The Irish ... are the damnedest race. They put so much emphasis on so many wrong things.
    Margaret Mitchell (1900–1949)

    For generations, a wide range of shooting in Northern Ireland has provided all sections of the population with a pastime which ... has occupied a great deal of leisure time. Unlike many other countries, the outstanding characteristic of the sport has been that it was not confined to any one class.
    —Northern Irish Tourist Board. quoted in New Statesman (London, Aug. 29, 1969)