I Was Born In New York But My Parents Were Irish
My mother came to NY when she was 17 and my Dad when he was 18. When I started school my mother told me if anybody asked, I should tell them I was American of Irish descent. No one ever asked.
I loved visiting Ireland...everyone is so warm. One funny side note. Years ago I saw Christy Moore in a concert in NYC. I was with a friend who kept asking what is he saying etc. And I kept translating. Obviously he was speaking English but there were so many Irish sayings she didn't understand and I knew most of them. And Christy was wonderful. I wish he would come back to New York.