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Poll: What is the worst Irish accent on film?

Begorrah begosh.

IF THERE IS one thing that triggers the nation, it’s a poorly executed Irish accent.

The best actors around have all tried and most of them have managed to come across as leprechaun rejects from Darby O’Gill.

The newly released trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme – featuring some questionable accents – caused quite a stir, with the Leprechaun Museum tweeting to distance themselves from the project.

The romantic comedy stars Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan as Anthony and Rosemary, a pair of star-crossed lovers, whose families are feuding over land that separates their two farms.

We will have to wait until its release to give the accents a proper post-mortem. So, in the meantime we’re asking: What is the worst Irish accent on film?*


Poll Results:

Tom Cruise – Far and Away (6589)
Gerard Butler – PS I Love You (2249)
Julia Roberts – Michael Collins (1508)
Brad Pitt - Devil's Own (881)
Kevin Spacey – Ordinary Decent Criminal (730)
Sean Connery – The Untouchables (460)
Matthew Goode - Leap Year (451)
Tommy Lee Jones – Blown Away (418)
Sean Bean – Patriot Games (171)









*This is by no means a comprehensive list. Let us know your (least) favourites in the comments below. 

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