BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! Are you part Irish? What is your family background?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 17, 2009 12:51 PM GMT
    I realize St. Pat's Day doesn't rank really as any major holiday, but it does
    have an interesting history.

    So will the luck of the irish be with you? I'm mostly German, but have a small part of Irish flowing in me. Also Scottish and Welsh.

    What is your family background ?

    Best wishes for a great day today!

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  • Tennis_Tom

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    Mar 17, 2009 1:04 PM GMT
    *cough* *cough*

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 17, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
    Tennis_Tom said*cough* *cough*

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    I didn't notice the earlier thread... and I'd like to hear some of the cultural backgrounds of those on here....
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    Mar 17, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    I'm Welsh and Japanese (mostly). Like most holidays, I think St. Patrick's day has transcended it's specific cultural origins to become a part of the wider cultural landscape (at least in the US), much as Christmas and Easter are celebrated by non-Christians, etc.
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    Mar 17, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    Irish/German
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    Mar 17, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
    Irish/German/ Native American ( A mutt)
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    Mar 17, 2009 1:58 PM GMT
    Erm Born bred and living here, but to be honest Paddies Day is much better outside of Ireland.
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    Mar 17, 2009 1:58 PM GMT
    Irish/French


    just me or do lots of people seem to have either scottish/irish in them? maybe because of the areas ive lived in, southern ontario and northeastern US
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    The big question now is.......


    Who would like some Irish in them?icon_lol.gif



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  • Tennis_Tom

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    Mar 17, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    whosyourpaddy saidjust me or do lots of people seem to have either scottish/irish in them? maybe because of the areas ive lived in, southern ontario and northeastern US


    its cos of that damn Great Famine and that fecking Phytophthora infestans that caused it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Potato_Famine) that was the reason for 1 million irish emigrating (and 1 million dying), mostly to north america, hence the fact that over 50 million north americans claim irish heritage

    that was also the period that while this was going on, the english were exporting good potatoes FROM ireland, another one of the reasons why a lot of irish people do not like the english (myself not included)
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    Mostly Irish with some Cherokee Indian
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    Adoptive father: English and German
    Adoptive mother: Irish and Russian

    Biological mother: English and German
    Biological father: Haplogroup G
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    English, Scottish, German, Norman, Welsh but no Irish. I dressed in green today by accident!
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:40 PM GMT
    Irish, Scotch-Irish, English, a little Norwegian. But really American, as they've lived in the same place just outside of Boston for almost 400 yrs.

    Our Irishness tends to be disproportionate to the actual ancestral component. Especially today.
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    I'm British / German.
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:54 PM GMT
    I am Scots-Irish. I love to drink, but hate to pay for it.icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 17, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    I've got all my green gear ready to go: shirt, underwear, sox, flags, CDs, stickers to share, etc. German-Scots-Irish, here, so well suited to drink on St. Pat's or Oktoberfest AND in a kilt to boot!

    Try the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast on iTunes for free; latest is a nice St. Pat's Music Special #64!

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  • Timbales

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    Mar 17, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    part of my background is Irish on both sides of my family
  • healthseeker

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    Mar 17, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    1/2 Irish, 1/4 Italian, 1/4 German, 1/8 Polish = all mutt
  • DrStorm

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    Mar 17, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    With the name "Kevin" I certainly do have Irish blood in me. Paternal grandmother and great-grandmothers were Irish. Mother Is German, Father is South African. When I become a US citizen I will be African-American. Yep, a white one.

    PEACE

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    Mar 17, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    Part of the Clan Kavanagh. Great grandfather direct irish decendant. Great GrandMother Scot, House of Stewart.
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    Mar 17, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    My paternal great-grandmother was 100% Irish.
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    Mar 17, 2009 3:25 PM GMT
    funny pictures of cats with captions
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    Mar 17, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    Like I said in the other thread. I am Irish and German. My dad is 100% German.
  • ams516

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    Mar 17, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    i'm mostly german with a little bit of english. thats probably why i look like a nazi lol. happy saint paddy's day everyone!!!!!