Someone who is Irish comes from Ireland, an island that is situated in the northwest part of Europe. Irish quotes can be found that describe the love of spirits that some Irish have, and the population of this island is also known for red hair and an accent. As a sovereign state the Republic of Ireland is separate from Northern Ireland, which is a country in the United Kingdom. Some people talk about the luck of the Irish, because the population of this island seems to have incredible luck at times. Leprechauns are also said to come from Ireland, and these small creatures are supposed to have a pot of gold hidden at the end of every rainbow. Legend says if you find the gold the leprechaun from Ireland will grant you wishes.