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I Am Irish

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    First EVER visit by an Irish head of state to

    London in a political capacity. I was moved to tears. I sincerely hope this is the end to the war that has existed between us for 800 years
    Gladez Gladez 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY one day

    that everyone wants to be irish!!!😄
    SaigeP SaigeP 13-15, F Mar 17

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    On my fathers side. One look of me

    and you'd never tell lol.
    flexforchange flexforchange 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    The wild Atlantic Way http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=roGs0nTtLlI&list=TLzTlNBk8kf5ttb1i2608Hb6RdzG6nwII3 Like the ever rolling sea Feet tread wave and land Where water and skyline meet Clasping vast majestic hands As bubbling foam greets the risk And feet find better ground Moments grasped a mist Are mingled in...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I came here from north Ireland it was

    so pretty there I miss it a lot but now I live in east Texas
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    You Know You'Re Irish If...

    - You're still afraid of the wooden spoon. - You come home from the beach scalded and finally realise that the Factor 50 everyone was talking about wasn't a nightclub. - You have the craic at a funeral which leads to a session, provided the deceased got a "good age". - You drink...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    Happy St Patricks Day!

    Just another year I couldn't celebrate it how I would love to. I work every year!
    Trueinfinity Trueinfinity 18-21, F Mar 17

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    Eleannor Eleannor 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    Mythical Creatures Of The Emerald Isle

    The Banshee - The bean-sidhe (woman of the fairy) is a spirit sent to warn a person of their death. She has a number of forms but my favourite would be the washer woman guise, where she is seen washing the bloodstained clothes of the person who is about to die or I like the one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4, 2013

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    Being Irish Is Something to Be Proud of

    Growing up I never really thought about what it meant to be Irish. I lived in a border town, on the Northern side, and you were either Irish or British, according to what your parents had told you. It was a difficult time for everyone up there back then, we were poor and afraid...
    needspace needspace 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2007

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    And not always proud.

    What a god forsaken and insignificant spit of land this is.
    TheMaskedPuppeteer TheMaskedPuppeteer 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Shouldn'T I Be Lucky??

    No pot of gold, no beer, no little men following me around. Smh being Irish isn't as glamorous as it's made up to be..
    brittlo94 brittlo94 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Never before were there

    so many Irish people in Windsor Castle at the same time, dining with the Queen of England. 160 people at the same table! Ireland has come SO very far. We are now equals, and recognised as such. It is surely a major coup. I sincerely hope the few extremists will stop.
    Gladez Gladez 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I want to apologise to countless amounts of

    people in this group. I was born and have lived in Ireland my whole life and before I have tried to tell people that if you weren't like me, you couldn't declare yourself irish. Before I thought this group was people who were solely Irish. I was so narrow minded. Now I want to...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M 6 Responses Apr 6

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    Mythical Creatures Of The Emerald Isle 2

    The Pooka - The Pooka is a certain type of fairy - one bent on creating havoc in the mortal world. He takes the shape of a black horse. The Pooka appeared at night across rural Ireland and the seaboard. On a good day, the Pooka would cause destruction on a farm - tearing down...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 5, 2013

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    porcelainwitch porcelainwitch 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    ERIN Go Bragh!

    I am part Irish and to look at me my features give me away.  I am very fair with the greenish blue eyes etc.  I am proud of my Irish ancestors with the many sacrifices they made so that I can be called "Ameican" today.  I visited Ireland...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 29 Responses Mar 17, 2008

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    I see so many people in here whose stories

    start out "I'm not Irish...." Get the **** out of here.
    RuxpinCA RuxpinCA 26-30, M Feb 15

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    Now I'm not advocating to drink whiskey.

    .. but... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzkhDtr1Zuk
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    The Battle of Clontarf (1014) One week to go

    to the 1,000 year anniversary Brian Boru and the start of the loss of Viking power in Ireland... for the warrior in you... www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l-khD2dcSY
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ireland. Literally it's the most beautiful

    place on earth! I'm proud to say I'm from Ireland. <3 I miss it so much right now though:( can't wait for the summer! :)
    Divergent0 Divergent0 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    I Love Being Irish!

        To be exact.....Black Irish.  There is some controversy as to whether there is such a thing.....I am proof.  I have studied long hours and gone to Ireland tracing my family tree.  The Spanish Armada did indeed invade Eire and were overtaken by the...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 53 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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    The Pub Prayer

    BLESS THE PUB O GOD WE PRAY KEEP IT OPEN NIGHT AND DAY BLESS THE LAGER AND THE STOUT BY THE BOTTLE WE POUR IT OUT BLESS THE PEOPLE THERE WITHIN GIVE THEM TONIC WITH THERE GIN BLESS THE MANS EITHER SEX KEEP THEM FREE FROM BOUNCING CHEQUES BLESS THE WHISKEY HOT OR COLD WHETHER ON...
    CazieM CazieM 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    eggrock eggrock 56-60, M Mar 16

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    Irish Man Living In England

    my heratage is all IrishI feel strongly for both countries it is such a pity that they politically do not see eye to eye,and i fear never will.I have no intention o going down those well trodden roads as to why there is friction between my two countries,least to say i fear the...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 22 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    Beannachtaí Lá Féile Pádraig oraibh go

    léir (Happy St Patricks Day to everyone)
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    100% Irish

    LIKE TO DRINK , FIGHT AND HAVE FUN. LUCK OF THE IRISH IS NO LUCK AT ALL, BELFAST
    DANONEO DANONEO 22-25, M 9 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Irish and proud :) thought I'd just share

    that especially since St Patrick's day is tomorrow
    Fionn567 Fionn567 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 16

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    This advert for Ireland is quite nice.

    .. if you can get past the economic propaganda...! Though it was designed for St Patrick's Day for embassy and business interests... parts are still cool... http://www.youtube.com/user/FailteIrelandTV?v=9wmIZEl1nSo James Vincent McMorrow signs Higher Love! if you like it...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Mar 13

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    Irish-American

    My great- grandfather came to America, as an IRA member, in order to escape being hung by the British.  My great-grandmother, his wife, came to America as an orphan.  They raised a family in the Bronx, until he commit suicide.  I am now a third generation American...
    kkmcg kkmcg 16-18, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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    I was born in London of Irish parents

    and now live in Ireland, but speak with an English accent. I've been called all sorts of things when I open my mouth. Small-town Ireland can be very insular but things are changing.
    hoopoe hoopoe 36-40, M 11 Responses Apr 7

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    Well, my Dad's parents are Irish,

    and so is my dad. My mom however comes from Aruba. And i was born in the netherlands, but i have no traits from my mom except my personality. Does that make me Irish?
    SirTigger SirTigger 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I am Irish born and bred.

    I live in Australia now but i'm very proud of being Irish. I love our wit and our capacity for the craic. I love how friendly we are, how easy it is to chat with an Irish person. I love how we seek out the absurd and how we love a 'character'! Daniel Day-Lewis was once asked why...
    Howyahorse Howyahorse 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 23

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    I'm missing my pet...

    Hope he finds me...
    PussyCat691 PussyCat691 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I Am Irish

    I'm Irish and I love it.  I live in Ireland and I love it. I also love the fact you can go anywhere in the world and find an Irish person. We can't be stopped ;)
    Calla Calla 16-18, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2007

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    I'm Irish on both my mom

    and dad's side, along with some Scottish (dad) and German (mom) blood. I want to go to Dublin someday to see where my ancestors came from. Erin go bragh!
    CookieMischief CookieMischief 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So what did everyone get up to

    for Paddy's day then?
    GoHarveyGo GoHarveyGo 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Irish

    Oh my. I hate when people claim to be Irish just because their cousins sisters aunts dad was Irish...:O Seriously.... I was born and raised here= 100% Irish. Rant over.
    Meara69 Meara69 18-21, F 19 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    I actually wanna know how much percentage irish

    i am. My family on my dads side are all born in ireland. My dad's 90% Irish i think. I'm born in Europe, and my mom's side is from surname (Aruba), but i don't notice anything ''Surname'' about me. --------- Anyone got a idea how much percentage irish i am?
    SirTigger SirTigger 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Happy St. Patricks Day!

    I sadly dont own anything green. But I have a lot of potatoes! :)
    Kittenfire Kittenfire 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    The Battle of Clontarf.

    .. 1014 University College Dublin production http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMRDyYzl39k
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Happy St. Patrick's day.

    Erin o brah or in English luck of the Irish. It is a blessing to be an Irish catholic a real true blessing. And I only get one day a year to celebrate that real blessing being a red head white skin blue eyed with freckles Irish lass I miss you Ireland ill be home soon. Spending...
    Caligirl95 Caligirl95 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    harmonylanee harmonylanee 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Old but special song.

    .. Wonderful Thunder by Swim (1990)About Co Kerry - with special pictures... If your away... think of coming back for a visit... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-VZznripg
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I love being Irish. I come from a HUGE Irish

    Catholic family, and they're awesome! My grandma's side is from Southern Ireland, and my grandfather's side is from Dublin. I've never been to Ireland, but I might go soon. I think it looks absolutely breathtaking there!
    MovieJunkie MovieJunkie 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Irish Sports

    two Irishmen walk into a pet shop. Right away they go to the bird section and Sean says to Paddy; “Dat”s Dem”. The shopkeeper comes over and asks if he can help. “Yeah, we”ll take four of dem dere budgies in dat cage op dere”, says Mick, “Put dem in a pepper bag...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    The Legend Of The Claddagh Ring

    The story of the Claddagh Ring began about five centuries ago in the fishing village of Claddagh, just outside the city of Galway. Almost every man in the village was a fisherman, and they would go to sea everyday to fish for food for their families and to sell to other villagers...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    N I Have A Broken Heart....

    How do u stop thinking about some one?? He seems so happy with her.... He left his family for her.... Just thrown aside after 14yrs of our lives together.... Why do men cheat? Rather then jus discuss if there are not happy....
    hellsbells606 hellsbells606 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    We Irish are lucky! (See what I did there;))

    I'm from Dublin, Ireland and I went on a trip to San Francisco, California in the states and I had so many people tell me they love our accents!! Lol I love Americans!!
    margaret707 margaret707 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 16

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    There Are the Irish and Those That Wish They Were

    I hail from the Connolly Clan. My great great grandfather was thrown out of Ireland for horse stealing joined the Popes army then immigrated to the States. He landed in Montana where the Connolly's got into saddle making and still live to this day.  If you're lucky...
    mflatham mflatham 56-60, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2007

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    I am almost all completely Irish.

    This is why i have red hair naturally :) I love being Irish. It makes me happy to learn more about my heritage. There is still much more i wanna know. If anyone can tell me more about the Harper family in Ireland it would be appreciated :)
    Alisonsmith2014 Alisonsmith2014 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    from the Parting Glass.

    .. (version by Liam Clancy) "... But since it falls unto my lot that I should rise and you should not I'll gently rise and I'll softly call good night and joy be with you all". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1se8_-fcxZs
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    An Irishman's Philosophy

    In life, there are only two things to worry about— Either you are well or you are sick. If you are well, there is nothing to worry about, But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about— Either you will get well or you will die. If you get well...
    mflatham mflatham 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I DNA results came back that I was 5% Irish..
    ladeet34 ladeet34 31-35, F Mar 29

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    I mean, I don't have the accent (phewy!), but I do come from an Irish family. I've been to Ireland once before, and to me, that felt like home. I fell in love with that place as...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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