Now that they've gone stone broke and are dirt poor again. Lets send the Irish a big hug and kiss for all the fun they've always provided. Just as a token, this trailer from my favorite Irish theme film, (apologies to John Ford and "The Quiet Man")... Alan Parker's, "The Commitments".
You think this film is merely "Oirish" and not really Irish? Here is a Youtube comment on this film from a Mick who signs "DoctorWeeTodd"
"Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud."