The Cornish Pasty
Wikipedia - Pastie states that for Northern Ireland, there is the pastie .....
"A pastie (pass-tee) is a large, round patéd pie common to Northern Ireland. When accompanied with chips it is called a Pastie Supper.
Recipes vary, but the most common ingredients are minced meat, onion, potato and seasoning formed into a 'round' (just like a hamburger) which is generally then covered in a batter mix and deep fried. It is often served in a bread roll, locally known as a Pastie Bap."
Another reference is the Traditional Northern Irish Pasty, the recipe of which includes "Form the pasty into approx 3-inch diameter patties", then "Dip into your favourite fish batter and cover all over" and "Deep fry in 375F oil and remove when a golden brown".
The Wikipedia entry for the Northern Irish Pastie: "is a large to medium size, round battered pie common to Northern Ireland. It is a peculiarity of Northern Irish cuisine and is rarely if ever seen outside the area. Generally served with chips to form a pastie supper (supper in Northern Ireland meaning something with chips), or in a bread roll as a pastie bap, it is a common staple in most chip shops in the country.
Recipes vary, but the most common ingredients are minced pork, onion, potato and seasoning formed into a 'round' (just like a hamburger) which is then covered in a batter mix and deep fried.
There is common confusion with the name and visitors mistaking it for a Cornish pasty.".
The Belfast Forum discussion topic Pasties includes a semblance to a proper pasty but other forum contributors come in with pattie recipes.
Even further removed is a topic on the Hexus forum about Norn Irish Pasties: "Salt, pepper and flour the squirrel as for frying chicken. Fry in deep hot oil until brown. Drain on paper towels. Place in a casserole dish, pour the beer over, and sprinkle with cumin."
It all seems a bit "Irish" to this Cornishman!
Research is continuing into Irish pasties ..... they don't seem to be much like Cornish pasties .....