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6th Jan '18 10:47:59 AM nombretomado
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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 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.

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Lots of Americans have a fondness for UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}. This is understandable, considering there are [[TheIrishDiaspora [[UsefulNotes/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 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.
31st Dec '17 2:33:35 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' when the Enterprise rescues a threatened Oirish colony, the descendants of Space Luddites, none of whom are played by actual Irish actors. What real actual Irish cast member Colm Meaney made of it all is probably best left unexplored.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' when the Enterprise rescues a threatened Oirish colony, the descendants of Space Luddites, none of whom are played by actual Irish actors. What real actual Irish cast member Colm Meaney Creator/ColmMeaney made of it all is probably best left unexplored.
31st Dec '17 2:30:25 AM JackG
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** Colm Meaney objected to a leprechaun appearing in the ''Series/DeepSpaceNine'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E16IfWishesWereHorses If Wishes Were Horses]]" for this reason (Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}} was used instead). In commenting on this trope, he brought up his previous role in ''Film/TheCommitments'' as a more accurate representation of what Ireland was like than quaint villages.
10th Dec '17 4:32:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': the gang has a strong alliance with the IRA, which is how they receive their guns for distribution in America. One season has the gang visit Belfast and get mixed up in an intra-IRA feud. One of the leaders of the IRA is shown to be a BadassGrandpa Catholic priest who holds his own in a fistfight. There's also quite a lot of drinking amongst the Irish, though not any more than the Americans. It's also pointed out that some of the Sons are Protestant, with one the son of an Orangeman. Though the greatest crime against Ireland may be the awful fake accents. And let's not even get started on the assumption that all Irish radio stations play nothing but traditional Irish folk or DropkickMurphys - style heavy metal / folk hybrids.

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* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': the gang has a strong alliance with the IRA, which is how they receive their guns for distribution in America. One season has the gang visit Belfast and get mixed up in an intra-IRA feud. One of the leaders of the IRA is shown to be a BadassGrandpa Catholic priest who holds his own in a fistfight. There's also quite a lot of drinking amongst the Irish, though not any more than the Americans. It's also pointed out that some of the Sons are Protestant, with one the son of an Orangeman. Though the greatest crime against Ireland may be the awful fake accents. And let's not even get started on the assumption that all Irish radio stations play nothing but traditional Irish folk or DropkickMurphys Music/DropkickMurphys - style heavy metal / folk hybrids.
26th Nov '17 1:20:38 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare and his fellow Elizabethan dramatists were among the first to record the Oirish stereotype in literature, albeit in a markedly less affectionate form than its modern equivalent. Shakespeare describes the Irish as "rough, rug-headed kernes" with "bloudy devilish hand[s]". His notorious Oirish character, MacMorris from ''Literature/HenryV'', declares, "Of my nation! What ish my nation? Ish a villain, and a bastard, and a knave, and a rascal. What ish my nation? Who talks of my nation?" Presumably the Oirish stereotype then was that all Irish spoke like Creator/SeanConnery. This unflattering depiction is largely due to the fact that England was facing numerous uprisings from the native Irish population, something they obviously ensured would [[UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell never]], [[HanoverStuartWars ever]], [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution ever]], ''[[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles ever]]'' happen again.

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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare and his fellow Elizabethan dramatists were among the first to record the Oirish stereotype in literature, albeit in a markedly less affectionate form than its modern equivalent. Shakespeare describes the Irish as "rough, rug-headed kernes" with "bloudy devilish hand[s]". His notorious Oirish character, MacMorris from ''Literature/HenryV'', declares, "Of my nation! What ish my nation? Ish a villain, and a bastard, and a knave, and a rascal. What ish my nation? Who talks of my nation?" Presumably the Oirish stereotype then was that all Irish spoke like Creator/SeanConnery. This unflattering depiction is largely due to the fact that England was facing numerous uprisings from the native Irish population, something they obviously ensured would [[UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell never]], [[HanoverStuartWars [[UsefulNotes/HanoverStuartWars ever]], [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution ever]], ''[[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles ever]]'' happen again.
29th Oct '17 9:36:48 AM DaibhidC
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* Invoked by Hunter Hillman in ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'', a hard-headed property developer who deliberately talks like a Creator/BarryFitzgerald character so people will trust and underestimate him.
28th Sep '17 5:52:30 AM starofjusticev21
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''{{WesternAnimation/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' has a cop in the episode "Great Boldini" who's so absurdly Irish he mistakes the turtles for leprechauns.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' has a cop in the episode "Great Boldini" who's so absurdly Irish he mistakes the turtles for leprechauns.
28th Sep '17 5:52:05 AM starofjusticev21
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** The episode "Great Boldini" has a cop who's so absurdly Irish he mistakes the turtles for leprechauns.


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''{{WesternAnimation/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' has a cop in the episode "Great Boldini" who's so absurdly Irish he mistakes the turtles for leprechauns.
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27th Sep '17 12:22:29 PM starofjusticev21
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** The animation of this series was actually produced by Fred Wolf Films [[ShoutOut Dublin]] at the time

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** The animation of this series was actually produced by Fred Wolf Films [[ShoutOut Dublin]] at the timetime.
** The episode "Great Boldini" has a cop who's so absurdly Irish he mistakes the turtles for leprechauns.
20th Aug '17 9:50:38 AM CynicalBastardo
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** An earlier episode double subverted the trope with the "Ireland Before Alcohol" CutawayGag. Ireland is shown to be an ultra futuristic society that has just discovered how to converts its population into pure energy. Then someone invents whiskey and everyone gets drunk and starts fighting.

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** An earlier episode double subverted the trope with the "Ireland Before Alcohol" CutawayGag. Ireland is shown to be an ultra futuristic society that has just discovered how to converts convert its population into pure energy. Then someone invents whiskey and everyone gets drunk and starts fighting.
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