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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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    Irish on my mom's side...Tipperary.

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    Veni, Vidi, Vomiti SteveE's Avatar
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    Irish on my Mom's side of the family.
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    I gave up drinking alcohol so I'm not "irish" anymore.

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    Overacting because I can SpongeDad's Avatar
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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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    Irish on my Welsh side. I like horseradish on my potatoes. Well I like it most anywhere.
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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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    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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    Not that I know of. It's not a very significant line if I do have one.

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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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    Black Irish...ain't you ever heard of MacRib Sandwich...or Shamrock Shake?

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    I prefer scotch.







    Ohhhh, wrong thread?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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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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    Tail End Charlie Ritehsedad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    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.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    my heritage invaded the irish
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    Nope - Scottish. If its not Scottish its crap...
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    None.

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

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    Irish.............father's side.
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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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    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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    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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    born and raised there... no doubt about it.

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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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