I Am Irish

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    My Dad's family came to the UK from Ireland

    during the potato famine. So I know we have Irish heritage but I have no idea where we came from. I wish I knew more, because I would love to explore the places and the culture. I wish as well that we were in touch with family there. But presumably there may not be any. I have...
    ProfessorYaffle ProfessorYaffle
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 13

    Well technically I am second generation Irish -

    born in the UK to Irish parents. But my roots and my heart are firmly based in County Mayo, Ireland and forever will be.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 22
    princesspeacock princesspeacock
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 22

    I love where I live but sometimes I get

    so homesick. It's a beautiful country with great people. There's nothing like a few drinks in the local with friends/family with a live band. It's the best craic and the unplanned nights are always the most memorable. 2 months and counting until I'm there again
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 27

    I love being irish but I hate my sensitive

    and fair skin that I have because of being Irish
    justmeealwayss justmeealwayss
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    Good morning, any fun ladies wanna chat

    why not message me back X
    teddyboylovesboobs1 teddyboylovesboobs1
    41-45, M
    Mar 1

    I am about 25% Irish.

    My ancestors were from County Cork, Ireland and Marysbourough, Ireland
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 6

    I am from Ireland and I lived there

    until I was sixteen then had do move to the USA for my dads work. I wanted to move back and attended University there but that didn't work out. My parents just told me that we are going over to visit this year though. I get to see Dublin and Naas again, see family and my...
    SaoirseB SaoirseB
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 8

    Moved to the USA from Ireland.

    Still find it difficult to know where I really belong and where to call home. I guess home is where you are at any moment. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    sunflower4u sunflower4u
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2013

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2012

    I love being Irish, it's

    such a beautiful country ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
    josef2000 josef2000
    13-15, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    born and bred in Ireland,

    great country to be in if you love the rain ha.
    AddyRose AddyRose
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    Born and bred but now living in Orange County,

    NY. Would love to find an Irish group up here. Anyone know one?
    formercitymouse formercitymouse
    36-40, F
    Jan 26

    SO FUKING HAPPY Gay Marriage is

    now legalized YAYAYYAYAYAY finally
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 24, 2015

    Half Irish / Half African American .

    .....my name is Siobhan
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Mar 6

    How I Started Crossdressing

    I'm a 15 year old crossdresser. I first started crossdressing when i was 14. I don't know how I got into it. I guess one day i wanted to try on my moms panties. I have taken her clothes before and worn them when she wasn't home. I would also sneak into her draw and grab her...
    riotplayslive riotplayslive
    18-21, M
    4 Responses May 1, 2011
    HAPPYH0LIDAYS53 HAPPYH0LIDAYS53
    51-55, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    I'm Irish, Scottish, German,

    English, Polish, Czechoslovakian and what ever Lady Godiva was...
    teadiva teadiva
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 8

    I wonder how many people in this group are

    actually Irish because I highly doubt that there's 35000 Irish people on EP!
    nishuilleabhain nishuilleabhain
    22-25, F
    20 Responses Oct 15, 2015
    femgineer femgineer
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    My last name is Irish in origin.

    I do not look Irish. My dad actually looks Spanish or Italian! So idk why my grandparents (his parents) insist on celebrating our Irish heritage. Oh, and my dad is French too. I look like my mom. She is Swedish, she surely looks like it!, German, English, and I heard a bit...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 17

    I really hate when people call it St.

    Patty's day. Paddy is the abbreviation of Patrick. Anyway. Happy Paddy's day from Dublin. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ€
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 17

    Well done the rugby team!

    Those Scots played very dirty - what he did to sexton was worthy of red card - down with that sort of thing !
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 19

    And proud to be......

    ...............
    younggirl123 younggirl123
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 9, 2015
    99ciaraa 99ciaraa
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    Yes I am an Irishian

    so top of the morning to u (we don't say that lol) :D
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    Great day in Dublin today.

    We celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the 1916 Rising. The Proclamation of Independence was read out once again from the GPO on O'Connell street. Sadly all of the seven signatories were executed for their part in the uprising but they were remembered today with the respect...
    emptynow emptynow
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 27

    62.1% Yes The biggest hug from a nation ever.

    So proud of the young people of Ireland.
    runtom runtom
    56-60, M
    May 23, 2015

    I am 40% Irish and I wish I was more

    than 40% cause I am a light weight haha
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 12

    Happy Paddys Day from County Cork ๐Ÿ˜Š

    โ˜˜๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎโ˜˜๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎโ˜˜๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
    NipplePleasure92 NipplePleasure92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 17

    Woot Woot! Oh yeah baby!

    Go red streaks and freckles!!!!!!
    MacyDillPickle MacyDillPickle
    18-21, F
    Sep 3, 2014

    I'm not Irish in anyway.

    I just came to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day from France.
    marielbd92 marielbd92
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 17
    wawbanunagway wawbanunagway
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Mar 17

    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
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2014

    So today the referendum

    for same sex marriage was a success! I've never been more proud to be Irish. Yes Equality 2015! :) <3
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 23, 2015

    I sincerely apologise to everyone here

    for having an English accent but I swear on the life of Michael D Higgins I'm Irish!!
    elmar616 elmar616
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Mar 9

    I hate when all these f*cking foreigners think

    they're Irish when they've never even been here and I'm actually Irish
    Pat1843 Pat1843
    18-21, M
    17 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    85% irish and i love it.

    dont get me wrong im not racist, but i do love me ethnic history. from celtic lore to the myths to the battles fought, having the irish background and ancient history as part of my life is something that brings me iimmense joy.
    aldrikkage aldrikkage
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    I'm actually Irish-American,

    but we still have cousins over in Ireland, mostly in Kerry and Cork. My earliest Irish ancestor came to Boston in the early-mid 1860s, and about 50 years later, many of many great-grandparents arrived in either Boston or New York. I grew up listening to traditional Irish music...
    hope1275 hope1275
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 12
    bhtobb bhtobb
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    Okay ,for the last time ,

    yes I live in Ireland and yes I am 100% irish so stop asking "are you really irish?" Cause I'm pretty sure I am :L
    Rachel282 Rachel282
    16-17, F
    39 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    A McDermott, through

    and through!
    McBrutalface McBrutalface
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 17, 2015

    Born on St. Patrick's Day,

    conceived from two different Irish bloodlines/tribes/clans, raised hard with a strong taste for alcohol, born two fisted and mean, strong morals with a twist of vengeance for injustice, loyal to family, friends and even foe if respected, stand for the weak and disabled and ready...
    Spitbak Spitbak
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Feb 4

    So...100 years. I've nothing much to say

    but I think this'll sum everything up pretty well. IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. Having...
    jpm8 jpm8
    16-17
    2 Responses Mar 27

    Anyone here from Galway?

    Would love to know I am not the only one ?
    CamRG CamRG
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    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
    50 Responses Dec 4, 2009

    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
    15 Responses Nov 2, 2013
    Brickcanas Brickcanas
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

    100% Irish

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

    I heard that Ireland had just recently

    legalized gay marriage!!! Im glad to hear that this world we live in is becoming a better and more accepting society.
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh
    16-17, M
    2 Responses May 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Apr 20

    Not sure how I feel about this thread.

    I'd say only about 5% of the people on here are actually Irish but on the other hand it's great that so many people want to be Irish and if any of you are a world class athlete I'm sure we can get you a passport ;) Also pretty disappointed about the lack of posts about today...
    IrishGlaswegian IrishGlaswegian
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Mar 27

    HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

    ! Kiss me I'm Irish. No I really am. :)
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 17
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