Adj., describing anything from Ireland.
Has stereotypical (racist?) associatons of drinking and/or fighting (hardly unique to Ireland, see Chav
). These associations arose from anti-Irish bigotry
in 19th century England
and can be seen perpetuated
in Temple Bar in Dublin
any night of the week. Often by tourists. Some misguided
Irish people also like to perpetuate this
Positive associations include having a highly educated workforce (especially in IT industry), massive artistic output far out of proportion to the population
(in music, literature, visual arts, etc.), and a population
fun-loving people. That
last one is only partly true.