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I’ve watched several war movies since Memorial Day. In most of them, there is an Irishman. In these movies, the guy enters a pub and as he’s crossing the threshold, he says, “May God Bless All Who Are Here.”

I’ve spent the last two days on the internet trying to find this custom. Nothing. Does anyone know whether this is in deed a true Irish greeting? Do they say it in each establishment they cross or only pubs? Do men and women both say it? Is this a custom that continues today? Or is this just hollywood hype?