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11th Mar '17 2:41:46 PM nombretomado
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', an entire planet models itself on the stereotype for the tourist trade, even though by the time humanity's that spread out this far, everyone's descended from everyone on Earth.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', an entire planet models itself on the stereotype for the tourist trade, even though by the time humanity's that spread out this far, everyone's descended from everyone on Earth.
5th Mar '17 9:45:39 AM nombretomado
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* The hero Shamrock from MarvelComics is from Ireland and was the main hero there until she retired to become a hairdresser. Her power is [[WindsOfDestinyChange luck manipulation]] (as in, the luck of the Irish), which, in an origin that is both extremely badass in its source and somewhat less impressive in its execution, she gains by channeling the spirits of innocent victims of war.

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* The hero Shamrock from MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics is from Ireland and was the main hero there until she retired to become a hairdresser. Her power is [[WindsOfDestinyChange luck manipulation]] (as in, the luck of the Irish), which, in an origin that is both extremely badass in its source and somewhat less impressive in its execution, she gains by channeling the spirits of innocent victims of war.
4th Mar '17 8:59:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Everybody's name starts with "Mac", "Mc", or "O'". In reality, the most common surname in Ireland is "Murphy", which appears pretty frequently in fiction. The second most common is "Kelly", which doesn't. (And "Mac" or "Mc" is more common in Scotland than in Ireland.)

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* Everybody's name starts with "Mac", "Mc", or "O'". In reality, the most common surname in Ireland is "Murphy", which appears pretty frequently in fiction. The second most common is "Kelly", which doesn't. (And "Mac" or "Mc" is more common in Scotland UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} than in Ireland.)
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.)
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