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Old 03-09-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
 
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Irish! With just over a week till St. Paddy's Day, anyone else out there have roots from Ireland? I owe my dark brown curls (along with the fair rosy complexion) to it. What about fun plans for the holiday?
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
 
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I'm told that part of my family tree is Scots-Irish, yet I'm also told that they came from Glasgow instead of immigrating from Ulster - so who knows. The last name is Patterson on that branch of the family tree, so it could go either way.

But, hey, I'll take any excuse to drink a Guinness.
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I'm mostly Scottish and Irish as well. I would join in with RCC and say pass me a beer too but alas I'm preggo so no go this year. St. Patty's Day is my favorite holiday and my little girl will be named after St. Bigid of Ireland
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Yuppers.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:53 PM   #5
 
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Im pretty Irish, I have my own brown curly locks too And my very Irish last name...
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Im pretty Irish, I have my own brown curly locks too And my very Irish last name...
Me too! It's an O' name that's apparently really hard to pronounce...

And ditto to the "rosy complexion." I have pale skin that never fails to turn pink. Everyone in my family has light blue eyes except my brother and sister. I think their green comes from my Italian grandmother.

For the past few years, we've dressed my dog up for St. Paddy's Day. She wears a bright green t-shirt that says "Official Leprechaun Patrol" (it's a play on Everything is Illuminated). She loves it and it's pretty funny.
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I'm Irish through both my grandfathers. I don't know any of my family history though. Both grandfathers came over to America in the late 1800's, and were apparently very ashamed of being shanty-poor Irish, so they denied being Irish as often as possible. I think names were even changed.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:37 AM   #8
 
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No Irish here... LOL...
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Yeppers! Irish & French. It's on a Tuesday, so, no nutin' special...but totally agree w/ rcc about the Guinness!
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No Irish here (or almost none. I think I might have 1 great great great someone... but it's pretty minor), though everyone ASSUMES I'm Irish. Between the red curly hair and the pale skin, I guess it's a natural assumption. But even when I was visiting my friend IN Ireland, everyone was asking what my mom's last name is, because they just KNEW I had Irish ancestry. I hated to ruin the illusion by throwing down the absolute most GERMAN Jewish name there is, but oh well. lol

I WISH I was Irish though, does that count?
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:35 AM   #11
 
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The closest we get in my family is Welsh and English - no Irish (except what's mixed in with the Welsh and English, if any).

But...I have dark hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion so I pretend for St. Paddy's Day.

My family will be in town next week, so I have the day off. We're going to go to the zoo, then cook out at the park. We've already decided we're all wearing green and we're going to speak in Irish brogues...even my obviously Hispanic husband.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:50 AM   #12
 
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I'm Irish on my dad's side. Here is a pic of my baby - she is trying on her St. Patty's day outfit. She doesn't look to happy about it. My husband also bought her a dress with shamrocks on it and a shamrock bib to match so she is totally ready for St. Patrick's Day! That is about as exciting as we get this year.

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:55 AM   #13
 
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Only a little, on my Mom's side. My husband's from Ireland and Paddy's Day is his holiday- I don't do anything special. It's the one day a year he gets to do whatever the hell he wants without hearing a peep from me, LOL.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:09 AM   #14
 
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I'm Irish through my mother's parents. My grandmother was from County Roscommon and came to the states in the mid 1920s. Not sure about my grandfather's family.
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my mom and her siblings were born in Dublin!

i have an Irish passport.

and red hair.

and a Hungarian-Slovak family name!

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My husband is, so I guess I have Irish in me. *rimshot* (such a crude joke)

(Weird. While dating, I went out with different races,but the white guys were always Irish)

His grandmother on his mother's side was an Irish immigrant. So Technically hubby can get his Irish citizenship and TECHNICALLY being married to him, I can as well.

I just bougth Isaiah a shirt that says Irish The last one I got, he was a wee baby.

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My dad was half-Irish, so yeah. That's where my auburn curls came from too- although I henna them, so they are even redder!
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Did I just wrte this entire posts? Seriously!? I'll just say ditto to all this!
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No Irish here (or almost none. I think I might have 1 great great great someone... but it's pretty minor), though everyone ASSUMES I'm Irish. Between the red curly hair and the pale skin, I guess it's a natural assumption. But even when I was visiting my friend IN Ireland, everyone was asking what my mom's last name is, because they just KNEW I had Irish ancestry. I hated to ruin the illusion by throwing down the absolute most GERMAN Jewish name there is, but oh well. lol

I WISH I was Irish though, does that count?
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My (German) maiden name is actually very close to the name of a county in Ireland. It didn't start out that way, but it got *******ized when the ancestors arrived in the US. So people tend to assume an Irishness that isn't there.

ETA: Good grief. Stupid censor. I'm not calling anyone a bad word, I promise! Where's that rolleyes smiley when I need him?
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Yes, I have Irish on both sides of the family! I love St. Patricks Day, too bad it's on a Tuesday, my friend and I are still going to go out and have some green beer. She is all excited about green beer!

BTW Trenell, your little boy is so cute!!!
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