poor or disreputable People of Irish decent (the term is used in the United states rather than Ireland)
I am finding myself feeling more weary of shanty Irish every time they come around my house.
by The Return of Light Joker February 21, 2011
Irish descent people who live in filthy dwelling slums. They have a culture that consist of getting drunk until the room spins, surviving off of T.V. dinners,and counting thier freckles...
Regular hooligans in thier neighborhood bar...They have red or blonde hair, and smell like old baloney. That's shanty Irish
by Hellstorm August 08, 2008