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Old 11-16-12, 10:35 AM   #1
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Anyone here have any Irish in them?

Any of the girls like a little more Irish in them?
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Old 11-16-12, 10:46 AM   #2
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Modo got knocked out by some Irish Whales.
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Old 11-16-12, 11:00 AM   #3
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Any of the girls like a little more Irish in them?
I thought only my dad said crap like this. (Except he used Italian, but exact same concept.)
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An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman walk into a bar...
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Old 11-16-12, 12:05 PM   #7
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My Dad was born in Dublin, Eire. He moved to England when he was 16 to find work. My Mum Grew up in London, her Dad is a true Cockney. My mum's maiden name is Conner(Irish ancestry). I was born in London. Moved here when I was 25. I don't celebrate St. Patricks day, most Irish people ignore it. They don't eat corned beef either.
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My Dad was born in Dublin, Eire. He moved to England when he was 16 to find work. My Mum Grew up in London, her Dad is a true Cockney. My mum's maiden name is Conner(Irish ancestry). I was born in London. Moved here when I was 25. I don't celebrate St. Patricks day, most Irish people ignore it. They don't eat corned beef either.
Last time I celebrated St Pattys day was in grad school. The Grad school Rugby club celebrated by providing extra bouncers for our home bar which happened to be Irish. They needed us, both as bouncers and to carry kegs.

They sold a lot of beer that night. Cause for celebration as some of the funds went to the Rugby club.

(Enough rugby players make a very good deterent for trouble, there was none).
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Last time I celebrated St Pattys day was in grad school. The Grad school Rugby club celebrated by providing extra bouncers for our home bar which happened to be Irish. They needed us, both as bouncers and to carry kegs.

They sold a lot of beer that night. Cause for celebration as some of the funds went to the Rugby club.

(Enough rugby players make a very good deterent for trouble, there was none).
I played Rugby for 10 years growing up. We didn't need an excuse to celebrate anything.
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Old 11-16-12, 01:45 PM   #10
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My Dad was born in Dublin, Eire. He moved to England when he was 16 to find work. My Mum Grew up in London, her Dad is a true Cockney. My mum's maiden name is Conner(Irish ancestry). I was born in London. Moved here when I was 25. I don't celebrate St. Patricks day, most Irish people ignore it. They don't eat corned beef either.
No, but Samoans do.
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My parents hail from the North of Ireland, Antrim and Omagh


My folks moved to Nigeria after they got married working in Overseas Development.

I was born in Tanzania and moved to Kenya when I was two.

I am interested in Irish politics and culture and do celebrate St Pats to an extent and I do like corned beef



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Old 11-16-12, 01:58 PM   #12
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I haven't had any Irish in me since I got out of the Corps. Before that, the big green weenie was a daily part of my life.
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The sharrs came from Engerlanderland back when the King was pissed off about tea or something. Some guys in a bar got James sharr drunk and then put him on a ship after signing him up to be in the army. He got to America and promptly deserted and joined the Revolutionary forces. After the war, moved to Ohio and became a Methodist minister. One or two generations after that, some of the sharrs came to the Republic of Texas to get some free land from The Peters Colony land grant. Been down in these parts ever since. Lots of people think we are Irish though, do to the real, complet spelling of sharr.
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My dad's family is originally from County Rosscommon. He says we are descended from Irish kings, which I thought was pretty cool until he explained that pretty much every yokel with a few sheep and a barn called himself a king.
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3/4 Irish heritage: Flynn, Kelleher, Conlon (County Cork). Great-great-grandparents came over to Providence RI, and one of my cousins still owns the original homestead... used to be a tenement, now is in a fairly upscale part of town. One great-grandfather ran a bar... during Prohibition. That bar is still co-owned by the same cousin. He works for the city...

I managed to dig up a photo of great-great-granddad:

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I played Rugby for 10 years growing up. We didn't need an excuse to celebrate anything.

Nor did we, well we sort of did. We only celebrated on days that ended in "Y".

There were some days I celebrated surviving. Like the one where I played our 3rd side match at 11. Our first side match was at 1 and our opponent short on players so I played the first half for them, fearing I would have to play for our second side game I warned them i was stopping at half time. 5 minutes in to the second half one of our pack went down and I was in.

And yup you guessed it I played the 2nd side match at 2:30. Did not get arround the pitch very well for it though.
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Grandma was off the boat from Ireland. My parents went back there several years ago and looked up the relatives. My siblings and I want to make a trip there next year.
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My ancestors had the sense to leave Ireland for the colonies in the 17th century. But I know enough to know that on St. Patty's day, the beer should be orange, not green and why.
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My mother's mother's mother was a McCaughan. She was a 2rd or 3th generation American.
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There is a place named after us in Kilkenny.
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My maternal grandmother was fresh off the boat from County Cork.
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The only time I have Irish in me is when I go drinking.
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Yes...from County Longford.
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My wife is Irish. I am about as Irish as my Chihuahuas.
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The only time I have Irish in me is when I go drinking.

I used to play gaelic football. Post match with a couple of pints of 'the dark' in me I would sound like I was from Dublin. Would confuse the hell out of folks when I told them I was Australian.
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