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Our 10 Favorite Fictional Irish Characters


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Today is Saint Patrick’s Day so there is no better day to give mad props to our favorite Irish American TV and movie characters. Now, most shows don’t go into great depth about the character’s ethnicity or family background but an Irish name is pretty distinct given all the Macs and Mcs and O’s, we found this handy list of Irish American characters too, so bear with us here and enjoy the speculation. Irish Americans are a huge part of U.S. history as they were some of the first to migrate to the new country and would fundamentally shape it. The pop culture result is that we get some awesome TV characters who are Celtic witches, 18th century vampires, Bostonians and hot headed detectives. Check out our ten faves.

Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.