I actually didn't think I would respond to this,but,.
by Dublinbill (2007-03-10 13:12:03)

In reply to: Is it time to drop the "Irish" nickname?  posted by ndoldtown

In 28 years living in Ireland I have met TWO people who object to our name-and one was English.

and literally hundreds who when I respond to the "Where are you from question,and I say Notre Dame" say, "oh the Fighting Irish -and they all -and I mean ALL-smile,with pride.
just an Ireland perspective..