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 ... The 19th and early 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 political ... 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 cattle a person owned was equated to their social standing ... 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 and kale or cabbage ...

More definitions of "Irish":

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

Famous quotes containing the word irish:

    Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language; it is the condition of being involved in the Irish situation, and usually of being mauled by it.
    Conor Cruise O’Brien (b. 1917)

    The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get depressed; they have to be sad at funerals, which is easy, so they get happy.
    Peggy Noonan (b. 1950)

    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)