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7th Jan '16 8:06:21 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the companion Cait is a FieryRedhead with a ScotIreland accent who is inexplicably in 200-years-post-apocalyptic Boston long after intercontinental travel is largely impossible. She's a successful prize cage fighter who is sadly starting to succumb to [[PsychoSerum Psycho]] addiction.
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the companion Cait is a FieryRedhead with a ScotIreland accent who is inexplicably in 200-years-post-apocalyptic Boston long after intercontinental travel is largely impossible. impossible (though given that it's set in Boston, the inexplicable part might be that she's the only character with that accent). She's a successful prize cage fighter who is sadly starting to succumb to [[PsychoSerum Psycho]] addiction. addiction. [[spoiler: Helping her get clean without killing herself is her personal quest]].
2nd Jan '16 6:11:40 PM nombretomado
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* SonsOfAnarchy has several examples, but Jax Teller bare-knuckle fighting in Belfast is particularly memorable.
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* SonsOfAnarchy ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' has several examples, but Jax Teller bare-knuckle fighting in Belfast is particularly memorable. memorable.
30th Dec '15 3:15:43 AM AgProv
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* Music/{{Horslips}}, in ''The Book of Invasions'', take the primal myth of how the Irish came to Ireland and set it to music. The key song ''The Power And The Glory", with its OminousPipeOrgan theme, has the lines -->''not so much teachers as fighters, and what we teach is how to fight!''
30th Dec '15 3:11:18 AM AgProv
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Greasy Grass and balaclava
* The ''Garryowen'' is a song all about drinking and fighting, and fighting and...drinking. And fighting.
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* The ''Garryowen'' is a song all about drinking and fighting, and fighting and...drinking. And fighting.[[note]]''Garryowen'' was the regimental march of two cavalry regiments that came to spectacularly bad ends. Both the British Light Brigade and the US Seventh Cavalry had a high proportion of Irish soldiers. Lord Cardigan threw his Light Brigade against the Russian guns at Balaclava with his bands playing this tune. George Armstrong Custer led his men to spectacular defeat at the Big Horn with his musicians, reputedly, playing Garryowen. Incredibly, the theme remains a favourite march for today's successors of both magnificent defeats. [[/note]]
25th Nov '15 11:40:03 AM MadCat221
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the companion Cait is a FieryRedhead with a ScotIreland accent who is inexplicably in 200-years-post-apocalyptic Boston long after intercontinental travel is largely impossible. She's a successful prize cage fighter who is sadly starting to succumb to [[PsychoSerum Psycho]] addiction.
1st Nov '15 6:55:18 PM CyrenaPeleman
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** Wrestling/FergalDevitt now known as "Finn Balor" is a more downplayed example. He doesn't seem to be particularly belligerent, and his Irish descent ''accentuates'' his fighting instead of being the reason for it.
26th Sep '15 3:53:11 PM nombretomado
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This may very slowly be becoming a DiscreditedTrope; while in the 19th century Irish soldiers did indeed make up a disproportionate number of soldiers in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire British]] and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar American]] armies (and are still allowed to join the British Army) times have moved on even if the stereotype hasn't. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Ironically]], Ireland is one of very few countries to become independent in the 20th century to have ''never'' been in an international war. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo it remained neutral and turned down a 1949 offer to join UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}. In fact, the Irish military has a good reputation as peacekeepers. The island also has a low rate of violent crime by international standards. In recent years, Irish boxers have had success at the OlympicGames.
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This may very slowly be becoming a DiscreditedTrope; while in the 19th century Irish soldiers did indeed make up a disproportionate number of soldiers in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire British]] and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar American]] armies (and are still allowed to join the British Army) times have moved on even if the stereotype hasn't. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Ironically]], Ireland is one of very few countries to become independent in the 20th century to have ''never'' been in an international war. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo it remained neutral and turned down a 1949 offer to join UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}. In fact, the Irish military has a good reputation as peacekeepers. The island also has a low rate of violent crime by international standards. In recent years, Irish boxers have had success at the OlympicGames. UsefulNotes/OlympicGames.
5th Sep '15 7:15:28 PM nombretomado
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This may very slowly be becoming a DiscreditedTrope; while in the 19th century Irish soldiers did indeed make up a disproportionate number of soldiers in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire British]] and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar American]] armies (and are still allowed to join the British Army) times have moved on even if the stereotype hasn't. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Ironically]], Ireland is one of very few countries to become independent in the 20th century to have ''never'' been in an international war. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo it remained neutral and turned down a 1949 offer to join {{NATO}}. In fact, the Irish military has a good reputation as peacekeepers. The island also has a low rate of violent crime by international standards. In recent years, Irish boxers have had success at the OlympicGames.
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This may very slowly be becoming a DiscreditedTrope; while in the 19th century Irish soldiers did indeed make up a disproportionate number of soldiers in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire British]] and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar American]] armies (and are still allowed to join the British Army) times have moved on even if the stereotype hasn't. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Ironically]], Ireland is one of very few countries to become independent in the 20th century to have ''never'' been in an international war. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo it remained neutral and turned down a 1949 offer to join {{NATO}}.UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}. In fact, the Irish military has a good reputation as peacekeepers. The island also has a low rate of violent crime by international standards. In recent years, Irish boxers have had success at the OlympicGames.
31st Aug '15 8:30:41 PM Nyktos
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* Irish Whip Wrestling, [[SarcasmMode surprisingly]], boasts an alumni that includes more than a few proud fighting, and women, and maybe a bear. Though it also boasted its fair share of [[EvilForeigner fighting anti Irish.]]
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* Irish Whip Wrestling, [[SarcasmMode surprisingly]], boasts an alumni that includes more than a few proud fighting, fighting men, and women, and maybe a bear. Though it also boasted its fair share of [[EvilForeigner fighting anti Irish.]]
22nd Jul '15 2:21:05 PM forcemajeure
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* TheRavenCycle 's Ronan Lynch, as well as his older brother Declan and father Niall Lynch, all have rough, combative streaks, raised to love sad ballads and bare knuckle fighting. At one point, Ronan observe that the only person who could beat up a Lynch brother is another Lynch brother.

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\n* SonsOfAnarchy has several examples, but Jax Teller bare-knuckle fighting in Belfast is particularly memorable.
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