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)

    I went to a very militantly Republican grammar school and, under its influence, began to revolt against the Establishment, on the simple rule of thumb, highly satisfying to a ten-year-old, that Irish equals good, English equals bad.
    Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947)

    The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)