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I also have the brown curly hair...which I didn't know was an Irish trait until I read this thread. Ha. I also have pale skin and green eyes. I believe I have Irish on both sides...but I also have Scottish, German, French, Dutch, English and Lord knows what else so I can't say that heritage is incredibly important to me.
My last name is very Irish, and both my maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather are Irish-American. I've had a lot of people, including people visiting from Ireland, tell me I have "Irish eyes" and an "Irish smile." But, my curly hair didn't come from her - it came from my Swiss grandfather.
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My great-great Grandfather McGuinty moved from Ireland to Canada in the 1800's so yep! I can't wait to go to Ireland someday and look up all that family history!
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Curly brown hair is not an Irish trait, nor is red hair. Red hair is more a Scottish thing. Generally Irish people have dark hair, but usually straight / wavy.

Sorry, that sounded snappy! Wasn't meant to. I just meant that like a lot of stereotypical characteristics we associate with countries, some are not true. The curly Irish (usually redhead) is more a Hollywood production. Not saying they don't exist, just they're not a majority.
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There's a reasonable chance that I'm 1/8 Irish.
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No, it was NOT me who cried 'wee wee wee wee wee' all the way home.
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I'm not Irish at all..LOL but I and my son have reddish highlights in the front of our hair, and when my daughter who is now 21 was born, she had BLOOD red hair. It is darker now though. You should have seen the look on my then husband's face, who is a very chocolate man. He was quite perplexed!
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No Irish here... LOL...
Originally Posted by Keewee

Me neither - I thought I was the only one!
My maiden name is very Irish and it actually started out as an O' name that was later dropped. I have always wanted to go to Ireland even before I knew anything about my name.

My husband has a very Irish/Scottish last name, but we would have to do some research to see exactly what his heritage is.
My maiden name is very Irish and it actually started out as an O' name that was later dropped. I have always wanted to go to Ireland even before I knew anything about my name.

My husband has a very Irish/Scottish last name, but we would have to do some research to see exactly what his heritage is.
Originally Posted by FieryCurls
Same here!
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As my mama said, we have a "teaspoonful" of Irish blood. My great great grandmother was Black Irish from Montserrat. She was a Riley (O'Reilly.)

I don't think that there is a hair trait for the Irish in terms of colour or texture.
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I do, I do! This is the gene my maternal Grandma claims as the hot tempered one.
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I do, I do! This is the gene my maternal Grandma claims as the hot tempered one.
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
Ha...That's actually how I came up with my s/n. My husband has always joked about my hot Irish temper, so I'm Fierycurls.
This thread has inspired me to do a little research on my grandma's maiden name. It's apparently northern irish/scottish in origin and is one of the oldest clans. We have a coat of arms and everything. That's kinda cool.
Curly chestnut brown hair with hazel brown eyes and fair skin. Irish/Scots/English/Dutch/Cherokee - maybe others, LOL.

Don't know details of most of my genealogy except that both my paternal and maternal grandmothers' families immigrated to North Carolina in the mid 1800's - one was Ferrells (formerly O'Ferrell) from County Clare, Ireland and the other Burnetts from somewhere in Scotland. Both families had worked their way down to the north Georgia mountains by the 1880's, and there most of them remain.
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As my mama said, we have a "teaspoonful" of Irish blood. My great great grandmother was Black Irish from Montserrat. She was a Riley (O'Reilly.)

I don't think that there is a hair trait for the Irish in terms of colour or texture.
Originally Posted by Amneris

Hey! My great grandfather came from Montserrat too! His last name was Skerrett, which is actually Scottish/Irish. How about that? My grandmother once told me that most people on the island were probably related because the island is so small, and the generations of intermarrying, etc.. Who knows? We could be related...LOL j/k But you never know.
Maybe the hair thing is more of a family thing then.

There's a group on facebook for people with my last name. It started out as just a group for a specific family, but now people from all over the world have joined. There's over 500! Someone started a thread about having brown hair and blue eyes and a LOT of people had these traits, which I think is pretty cool.

My grandfather is really big into genealogy. He gave each of his kids a book with Irish history and our family history. There are also pictures and tidbits about all the descendants of my great-great-grandfather, who immigrated here in the late 1800s. He also made a CD with family pics dating back to Ireland. It's really nice.
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Very Irish! My dad moved moved from Ireland thirty five years ago and my moms grandparents are all direct transplants too.
I also have an Irish passport, Irish name and features, and go on almost yearly trips to Ireland.
However, I feel absolutely no connection to the holiday..

I WISH I was Irish though, does that count?
Originally Posted by MimsTX
Well, MimsTX, EVERYONE is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, right?
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