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2013-03-17 01:28:36 AM
List didn't suck nearly as bad as I expected
 
2013-03-17 03:05:15 AM
Came for Clancy Brothers & Dubliners, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-03-17 06:47:08 AM
List fails without the Corrs.
 
2013-03-17 06:51:27 AM
 
2013-03-17 06:52:36 AM
Link started to go to  correct link.  Then got booted to homepage with adverts.  Maybe they know I'm not Irish.

/IrishSkyNet activated already?
 
2013-03-17 06:52:38 AM
No love for the irish museum on family guy?
 
2013-03-17 06:53:25 AM
Opens link, checks for The Pogues, leaves satisfied
 
2013-03-17 06:53:57 AM
Disappointing lack of Flogging Molly's
 
2013-03-17 07:00:01 AM

s1ugg0: Disappointing lack of Flogging Molly's


a) no "'s"
b) They are an American band, who happens to have an Irish singer.


//yes, I do like them
 
2013-03-17 07:19:41 AM
 
2013-03-17 07:23:08 AM
 
2013-03-17 07:28:16 AM
List fails without Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
 
2013-03-17 07:34:26 AM
So, i'm guessing you have to be drunk to appreciate "Irish pop culture"...

/Doesn't drink.
 
2013-03-17 07:34:38 AM
No Irish Rovers??

What about this dude?

www.adweek.com

Jeez, the newest version of the leprechaun looks pretty creepy. I prefer the 1970s box.
 
2013-03-17 07:37:28 AM
Between movies about how poor and happy the Irish are, songs about a conflict most sides have forgotten even existed and drinking songs, I think the Irish could possibly overtake black people for most offensive portrayal in the media.
 
2013-03-17 07:44:49 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Between movies about how poor and happy the Irish are, songs about a conflict most sides have forgotten even existed and drinking songs, I think the Irish could possibly overtake black people for most offensive portrayal in the media.


The conflict is glorified in huge wall murals all over Belfast.  The Catholics don't publicly disclose their religion, or become labelled terrorists.
I took this picture last week.

i1220.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-17 08:06:41 AM
Irish pop?
imageshack.us

/First thing I thought of
//Because something is wrong with me
 
2013-03-17 08:13:09 AM

Wellon Dowd: List fails without Darby O'Gill and the Little People.


Seconded. See a very young Sean Connery sing, woo a girl, and punch a bully.
 
2013-03-17 08:17:01 AM
Is it that time of the year when the Flogging Molly's and the Pogues get mentioned already ?
 
2013-03-17 08:20:42 AM
Ah, I remember when Janeane Garofalo was super-cute.  Combine that with her intelligence and wit, I had a huge thing for her back then.   The Matchmaker was a good movie, as Rom-Coms go.

Now, she went off the deep end of the left wing (even for a very, VERY liberal person like me, it's a bit much) and got all tattooed up, she just doesn't seem very fun OR cute anymore.  Maybe if she wasn't so damn pissed off all the time, I wouldn't be quite so annoyed with her.

Also, a list of Irish classics need to include this.
 
2013-03-17 08:22:47 AM

CFitzDE: Wellon Dowd: List fails without Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

Seconded. See a very young Sean Connery sing, woo a girl, and punch a bully.


List succeeds wildly for not including that movie.
 
2013-03-17 08:47:12 AM

Premeditated_Road_Rage: List fails without the Corrs.


A couple of them, at least. Mmmmm.
 
2013-03-17 08:48:58 AM
Foggy Dew

As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I
Their Armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
No pipes did hum no battle drum did sound it's loud tatoo
But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey swell rang out through the foggy dew
Right proudly high over Dublin Town they flung out the flag of war
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Sulva or Sud El Bar
And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew
'Twas England bade our Wild Geese go that small nations might be free
But their lonely graves are by Sulva's waves or the fringe of the Great North Sea
Oh, had they died by Pearse's side or fought with Cathal Brugha
Their names we will keep where the fenians sleep 'neath the shroud of the foggy dew
Oh the bravest fell, and the requiem bell rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that Easter tide in the spring time of the year
While the world did gaze, in deep amaze, at those fearless men but few
Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the foggy dew
Back through the glen I rode again and my heart with grief was sore
For I parted with those valiant men whom I never shall see more
But to and fro in my dreams I go and I'd kneel and pray for you,
For slavery fled, O glorious dead, When you fell in the foggy dew

Take your pick

I suggest Luke Kelly or The Wolf Tones.
 
2013-03-17 08:50:02 AM
The Brits play a large part in most of these. Kudos, guys.

/csb - wife worked for Riverdance
 
2013-03-17 08:51:54 AM
In the Name of the Father is a fantastic movie. Tragically triumphant in a way only the Irish could pull off.
 
2013-03-17 09:11:29 AM
Just re-read the list and can't believe I didn't notice Riverdance on there before.

Riverdance?  Really?

"It's as if his legs flail about independent of his body!" - Chandler Bing
 
2013-03-17 09:23:26 AM
Oh so much fail without...

/Ted, you remember that fella who was so good at fashion they had to shoot him?
 
2013-03-17 09:26:24 AM
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Boo image fail!!!!
 
2013-03-17 09:29:40 AM
 
2013-03-17 09:34:13 AM
Riverdance?  No, no, not at all.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley is an excellent film, however.  Highly recommend you see it.
 
2013-03-17 09:34:43 AM
Whatever your opinion of John Wayne, The Quiet Man should be required viewing for anyone who wants to understand the Irish.

My all time favorite JW movie, with The Searchers at #2.
 
2013-03-17 09:36:38 AM
Missing from the list:

images.moviepostershop.com
 
2013-03-17 09:37:27 AM
No Dropkick Murphys?
 
2013-03-17 09:40:33 AM

Basily Gourt: Whatever your opinion of John Wayne, The Quiet Man should be required viewing for anyone who wants to understand the Irish.


I attempted to watch that film once, and had to turn it off halfway through because of the gratingly awful acting of the supporting cast. Wayne wasn't bad, though he was, as always, playing "John Wayne".
 
2013-03-17 09:42:36 AM

Basily Gourt: The Quiet Man should be required viewing for anyone who wants to understand the Irish.


The only thing I got out of that movie was an Irish fight is mobile, and there is always some guy in a pub with an accordion.
 
2013-03-17 09:43:12 AM
Aye, we took many a lump.  Twas all in good fun!
 
2013-03-17 09:44:55 AM

John Buck 41: No Dropkick Murphys?


They're as "Irish" as Aerosmith or The Cars.
 
2013-03-17 09:50:59 AM

puckrock2000: They're as "Irish" as Aerosmith or The Cars.


Or House of Pain
 
2013-03-17 10:08:39 AM
http://imgur.com/r/redheads/
 
2013-03-17 10:16:57 AM
One of my favorite non-historical movies I like to watch on St. Patrick's Day is Miller's Crossing.
 
2013-03-17 10:23:59 AM

puckrock2000: John Buck 41: No Dropkick Murphys?

They're as "Irish" as Aerosmith or The Cars.


Or say...John Wayne, who is on this list.
 
2013-03-17 10:25:14 AM

otaku69: http://imgur.com/r/redheads/


You really should note that the link is NSFW.
 
2013-03-17 10:33:16 AM

Wellon Dowd: List fails without Darby O'Gill and the Little People.


The Disney channel used to show it every year but stopped a long time ago.  I found it online and am watching it on my IPAD.  The banshees scared the crap out of me when I was little.  That black coach is kind of creepy to me to this day.
 
2013-03-17 10:34:11 AM
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Standing at the edge of the Cliffs of Mohr (700' high)
 
2013-03-17 10:44:45 AM

Tom_Slick: puckrock2000: They're as "Irish" as Aerosmith or The Cars.

Or House of Pain


To be fair, they do have a scotsman in the band, and he even plays the bagpipes. Granted, they're scottish bagpipes, not irish. For some reason Americans can't tell the difference.
 
2013-03-17 10:47:17 AM
"Long Black Veil" for the Chieftains, really?

Not stuff from their Claddagh years, when they were making more traditional music and not big orchestral pieces, or gimmicky songs with pop stars? (Although I'll admit, I *do* like Mo Ghile Mear from that album)  I would have even accepted "Celebration" or one of their numbered albums

Premeditated_Road_Rage: List fails without the Corrs.


Please - if we are going to go that pop-ish, the Cranberries should be there well before the Corrs.

CFitzDE: Wellon Dowd: List fails without Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

Seconded. See a very young Sean Connery sing, woo a girl, and punch a bully.


And try and make a Scottish accent sound Irish :)
 
2013-03-17 10:57:18 AM

Wellon Dowd: List fails without Darby O'Gill and the Little People.


Came here to say that, tell you kids to keep off my lawn.
 
2013-03-17 10:57:26 AM
List fails without Ryan's Daughter
 
2013-03-17 11:00:33 AM
Why is a British monk the symbol of Irish culture in America?
 
2013-03-17 11:01:09 AM

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Standing at the edge of the Cliffs of Mohr (700' high)


thanks for the sweaty palms.
 
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