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Definition of Irish

Irish

  1. Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland.
  2. The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants.
  3. The language of the Irish; the Hiberno-Celtic.
  4. An old game resembling backgammon.

Irish Quotations

It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
Brendan Behan

For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don't make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you're told you're too tall or you're too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You're rejected for your education, you're rejected for this or that and it's really tough.
Liam Neeson

Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.
John McGahern

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
Oscar Wilde

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yeats
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Irish Translations

irish in Afrikaans is Iers
irish in Dutch is Iers
irish in Finnish is irlantilainen
irish in French is irlandais