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Old 03-17-07, 05:31 PM   #1
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St. Patrick's Day - Do You Have Irish Heritage?

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's being celebrated in various ways around the world. Among them, everyone is allowed to "be Irish" for a day. One of these is that many people look back in their families and discover, remember, or celebrate their Irish heritage. Do you Foosters have any, and if so, how much?

I am half-Irish by my father's family who came from County Donegal, Ireland. They came to the United States, and later lived and worked throughout the country. My mother decended from the Hugonot (I hope I spelled that correctly) French of Northern France. As time and luck would have it, I came into the world featuring traits and appearances that were mostly Irish. I'm the last of the clan.


How about the rest of you Foosters out there?

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Old 03-17-07, 05:43 PM   #2
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Irish on my mom's side...Tipperary.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:04 PM   #3
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Irish on my Mom's side of the family.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:11 PM   #4
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I gave up drinking alcohol so I'm not "irish" anymore.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:18 PM   #5
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Married Irish - every year my wife trashes my boys' room (hangs their underwear, shortsheets their beds) while they're asleep and blames it on the leprechauns. It's pretty funny.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:28 PM   #6
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Irish on my Welsh side. I like horseradish on my potatoes. Well I like it most anywhere.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:29 PM   #7
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irish on my dad's side, cajun on my mom's side.

i can drink like a fish.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:35 PM   #8
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Irish on my da's side, French on ma mere...I can only pull off the brouge, not so much the classy "olala!"
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Old 03-17-07, 06:36 PM   #9
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Not that I know of. It's not a very significant line if I do have one.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:41 PM   #10
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/6457689.stm ...OWN3D. I guess those Irish are good for something?
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Old 03-17-07, 06:47 PM   #11
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Black Irish...ain't you ever heard of MacRib Sandwich...or Shamrock Shake?
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Old 03-17-07, 06:51 PM   #12
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I prefer scotch.







Ohhhh, wrong thread?
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Not Irish, but English roots. The first Sharrock was pressed into service for the British army during the American revolution. Upon arriving in America, he promptly deserted and joined the Colonial army. So I am descended from a traitor to the crown.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:54 PM   #14
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Not Irish, but English roots. The first Shamrock was pressed into service for the British army during the American revolution. Upon arriving in America, he promptly deserted and joined the Colonial army. So I am descended from a traitor to the crown.
I thought shamrocks were irish.
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Old 03-17-07, 06:59 PM   #15
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my heritage invaded the irish
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Old 03-17-07, 07:09 PM   #16
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Nope - Scottish. If its not Scottish its crap...
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Old 03-17-07, 07:26 PM   #17
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None.

But here's some clips from the best Irish band ever, The Pogues:

Streams of whiskey

If I should fall from grace of God

Irish Rover

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Old 03-17-07, 07:32 PM   #18
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Irish.............father's side.
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Old 03-17-07, 07:36 PM   #19
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I have some Irish Protestant in me. My mom tells me that my grandpa hated the Irish and would always have the family wear red on St. Patty's Day.
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Old 03-17-07, 08:01 PM   #20
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Scot-Irish.

Irish side from County Mayo on the W Coast of Ireland and the Scot side from Motherwell and Glasgow.
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Me blessed mothers maiden name be 'Bone', Her G'father from the old country.
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Old 03-17-07, 09:04 PM   #22
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Scot-Irish as well, on my dad's side, most recently in County Sligo. And apparently there's some Irish on my mother's side too, but in an extremely convoluted way.
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Old 03-17-07, 09:07 PM   #23
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Old 03-17-07, 11:27 PM   #24
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born and raised there... no doubt about it.
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Old 03-18-07, 12:13 AM   #25
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Fascinating how having Irish heritage has such a high status in the US, compared to many other heritages. I wonder why that is.
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