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Irish may refer to:

Common meanings[edit]

  • Someone or something of, from, or related to:
    • Ireland, an island situated off the north-western coast of continental Europe
      • Éire, Irish language name for the isle
    • Northern Ireland, a constituent unit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    • Republic of Ireland, a sovereign state
  • Irish language, a Celtic Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family spoken in Ireland
  • Irish people, people of Irish ethnicity



  • Irish (surname), a list of people
  • William Irish, pseudonym of American writer Cornell Woolrich (1903–1968)
  • Irish Bob Murphy, Irish-American boxer Edwin Lee Conarty (1922–1961)
  • Irish McCalla, American actress and artist Nellie McCalla (1928–2002)
  • Irish Meusel, American Major League Baseball player Emil Meusel (1893–1963)
  • Irish McIlveen, Northern Ireland-born American Major League Baseball player Henry McIlveen (1880–1960)

Other uses[edit]

  • Irish (game), historical tables game that was the predecessor of backgammon
  • London Irish, a rugby union club in London, sometimes called just "Irish"