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29th Dec '16 7:43:11 PM AgentKyles
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* Any Irish character in an action movie -- good guy or bad guy -- will be a former (or current) member of the IRA. There's about a 90% chance that they'll be an explosives expert.

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* Any Irish character in an action movie -- good guy or bad guy -- will be a former (or current) member of the IRA. There's about a 90% chance that they'll be an explosives expert.IrishExplosivesExpert.
7th Dec '16 2:52:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* Jack O'Hara of the ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' series is a violent, undisciplined BloodKnight who punched out a superior officer. The only thing keeping him out of prison is his service in the Commandos. However, the stereotypes end there: In combat, [[{{Badass}} he's an efficient soldier]] who is [[OneManArmy capable of wiping out German regiments single handed]] and will always get the job done, doesn't say stereotypical Oirish things and he isn't even the resident [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] (The Diver, who is Australian, holds that distinction).

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* Jack O'Hara of the ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' series is a violent, undisciplined BloodKnight who punched out a superior officer. The only thing keeping him out of prison is his service in the Commandos. However, the stereotypes end there: In combat, [[{{Badass}} he's an efficient soldier]] soldier who is [[OneManArmy capable of wiping out German regiments single handed]] and will always get the job done, doesn't say stereotypical Oirish things and he isn't even the resident [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] (The Diver, who is Australian, holds that distinction).
2nd Dec '16 11:28:51 PM jormis29
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* The entire point of ''Series/Killinaskully'' is to play up this trope [[RefugeInAudacity for all it's worth]].

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* The entire point of ''Series/Killinaskully'' ''Series/{{Killinaskully}}'' is to play up this trope [[RefugeInAudacity for all it's worth]].
24th Nov '16 10:37:45 AM darkchiefy
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Lots of Americans have a fondness for UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}. This is understandable, considering there are [[TheIrishDiaspora more Americans of Irish descent than there are people living in Ireland]] (by a margin of about 11 to 1). This has a certain amount of AlwaysAnActor about it, in that Americans will sometimes claim Irish or Scots descent on the basis of third or fourth generation ancestors and near-homeopathic dilutions of actual genetic connection. Thus, it is only natural that some series would at some point have an episode or two on the Emerald Isle.

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Lots of Americans have a fondness for UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}. This is understandable, considering there are [[TheIrishDiaspora more Americans of Irish descent than there are people living in Ireland]] (by a margin of about 11 to 1). This has a certain amount of AlwaysAnActor always an actor about it, in that Americans will sometimes claim Irish or Scots descent on the basis of third or fourth generation ancestors and near-homeopathic dilutions of actual genetic connection. Thus, it is only natural that some series would at some point have an episode or two on the Emerald Isle.
26th Sep '16 7:51:51 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The cartoon fox from ''Film/MaryPoppins''.
26th Sep '16 8:06:06 AM TabooViper
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* In ''Film/TheBirds'', there's a drunk man who's only contribution is to be Oirish and exclaim mystically that the bird attacks signal the end of the world.
22nd Sep '16 9:20:15 PM CaptEquinox
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This trope goes waaaaaaaay back to at least the days of [[ModernMinstrelsy stage Irishmen]] in eighteenth-century British theatre. Brought back to life by Creator/JohnFord in the iconic Creator/JohnWayne film ''Film/TheQuietMan'' -- which is not a bad movie, and was well-meant by the staunchly Irish-American Ford (something also seen in his later and lesser-known triptych film ''The Rising Of The Moon'', made with the Abbey Theatre players.)

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This trope goes waaaaaaaay back to at least the days of [[ModernMinstrelsy stage Irishmen]] in eighteenth-century British theatre. Brought back to life by Creator/JohnFord in the iconic Creator/JohnWayne film ''Film/TheQuietMan'' -- which is not a bad movie, and was well-meant by the staunchly Irish-American Ford (something also seen in his later and lesser-known triptych film ''The Rising Of The Moon'', made ''Film/TheRisingOfTheMoon'', filmed entirely in Ireland with the Abbey Theatre players.)
22nd Sep '16 1:47:12 PM DapperEntity
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9th Sep '16 12:46:23 PM Sharysa
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* Averted in the UrbanFantasy ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}''. While the setting is explicitly a tourist town by the Cliffs of Moher, they are quite aware of what tourists expect and there are a lot of ugly things lurking around: [[TheFairFolk The Folk]] frequent the area, so the townsfolk carry [[ColdIron iron knives]], wear their clothes inside-out, and/or eat salt, and TheWildHunt is terrorizing the protagonist and her family for petty amusement. Christian/pagan tensions are mentioned a couple of times, and the homophobia that Owen O'Luain faces has reached violence at least twice--once in the backstory, when the town [[ChangelingTale claimed he was half-Folk and tried to kill him]], and then in the current time when three people in Galway have heard of Owen's attack [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and try to finish the job]]. Brighid Brennan, the friendly blonde nurse, [[spoiler: hasn't told ANYONE that she's a lesbian thanks to witnessing so much violence directed at one of her friends.]]

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* Averted in the UrbanFantasy ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}''. While the setting is explicitly a tourist town by the Cliffs of Moher, they are quite aware of what tourists expect and there are a lot of ugly things lurking around: [[TheFairFolk The Folk]] frequent the area, so the townsfolk carry [[ColdIron iron knives]], wear their clothes inside-out, and/or eat salt, and TheWildHunt is terrorizing the protagonist and her family for petty amusement. Christian/pagan tensions are mentioned a couple of times, and the homophobia that Owen O'Luain faces has reached violence at least twice--once in the backstory, when the town [[ChangelingTale claimed he was half-Folk and tried to kill him]], and then in the current time when three people in Galway have heard of Owen's attack [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and try to finish the job]]. Brighid Brennan, the friendly blonde nurse, [[spoiler: hasn't has only told ANYONE two people that she's a lesbian thanks to witnessing so much violence directed at one of her friends.]]
9th Sep '16 12:42:21 PM Sharysa
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* Averted in the UrbanFantasy ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}''. While the setting is explicitly a tourist town by the Cliffs of Moher, there are a lot of ugly things lurking around: [[TheFairFolk The Folk]] frequent the area, so the townsfolk carry [[ColdIron iron knives]], wear their clothes inside-out, and/or eat salt, and TheWildHunt is terrorizing the protagonist and her family for petty amusement. Christian/pagan tensions are mentioned a couple of times, and the homophobia that Owen O'Luain faces has reached violence at least twice--once in the backstory, when the town [[ChangelingTale claimed he was half-Folk and tried to kill him]], and then in the current time when three people in Galway have heard of Owen's attack [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and try to finish the job]].

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* Averted in the UrbanFantasy ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}''. While the setting is explicitly a tourist town by the Cliffs of Moher, they are quite aware of what tourists expect and there are a lot of ugly things lurking around: [[TheFairFolk The Folk]] frequent the area, so the townsfolk carry [[ColdIron iron knives]], wear their clothes inside-out, and/or eat salt, and TheWildHunt is terrorizing the protagonist and her family for petty amusement. Christian/pagan tensions are mentioned a couple of times, and the homophobia that Owen O'Luain faces has reached violence at least twice--once in the backstory, when the town [[ChangelingTale claimed he was half-Folk and tried to kill him]], and then in the current time when three people in Galway have heard of Owen's attack [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and try to finish the job]]. Brighid Brennan, the friendly blonde nurse, [[spoiler: hasn't told ANYONE that she's a lesbian thanks to witnessing so much violence directed at one of her friends.]]
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