Calling all Irish americans

  • trl_

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    Oct 01, 2009 4:46 AM GMT
    Slainte, Erin go braugh, and dia duit

    I'm thinking about getting a ring to express my "irish-ness" but im torn between this more modern type one (the engraving says "I am of Ireland" in Gaelic):
    http://irishco.com/item.asp?cID=5&PID=110

    And, of course, the ever popular Claddagh:
    http://www.ringsfromireland.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=777

    Thanks for your input/ go raibh maith agat

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    Oct 01, 2009 1:56 PM GMT

    My vote is for the first one.
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    Oct 01, 2009 2:35 PM GMT
    I wouldnt wear either, very tacky. And Im actually Irish.
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 01, 2009 2:52 PM GMT
    I like both but for me personally I would like to find one with just celtic knots around the band.
  • islander24

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    Oct 01, 2009 2:59 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidI like both but for me personally I would like to find one with just celtic knots around the band.


    Ditto: the knots sound more tasteful. My sure my grandfather Patrick Magee would approve
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    Oct 01, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
    I'd go with the first one. I think the Claddagh should be given or received as a gift from someone who loves you.
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    Oct 01, 2009 3:15 PM GMT
    Dia is muire duit

    B'feider go bhfuil gach duinne eireach ag gaire le daoine as mericea mar le rudai amadanch e a labhart agus a cheannach chun eireach a chuir orthu.

    Oh and FYI my grammer sucks but I think it's 'eirigh go brea' literally may you awake happy
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    Oct 01, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidI'd go with the first one. I think the Claddagh should be given or received as a gift from someone who loves you.


    I concur though I also would be more likely to choose a celtic knot/weave design for something more traditional.
    You should never buy a Claddagh for yourself.

    I wish I'd learned Gaelic from my grandmother when I was younger and she was still alive.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Oct 01, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidDia is muire duit

    B'feider go bhfuil gach duinne eireach ag gaire le daoine as mericea mar le rudai amadanch e a labhart agus a cheannach chun eireach a chuir orthu
    ooooooooooo I love it when you speak Gaelic. I had a Claddagh ring for a number of years, but it disappeared one day.
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    Oct 01, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    I've got Irish from both sides of the family, one is 'Tiffany' so I say go with a great piece of 'tiffany' jewelry, maybe an antique. nothing says Irish with as much class as 'tiffany' LOL !!!
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    Oct 01, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
    trliber saidSlainte, Erin go braugh, and dia duit

    I'm thinking about getting a ring to express my "irish-ness" but im torn between this more modern type one (the engraving says "I am of Ireland" in Gaelic):
    http://irishco.com/item.asp?cID=5&PID=110

    And, of course, the ever popular Claddagh:
    http://www.ringsfromireland.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=777

    Thanks for your input/ go raibh maith agat



    From what I understand you don't buy yourself a claddagh, you are supposed to receive one from someone else.

    As for the first one, it seems almost like those necklaces that are merely your name in cursive. "I am of Ireland"?...how about something a bit more artistic and evocative of the culture? Celtic art is unique and easily identifiable. Wear something more subtle that "ME IRISH UNGH!"...people will still get it, and you won't actually want to take it off when you become more mature and less in need of broadcasting your identity.
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    Oct 01, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
    I visited the Waterford Chrystal factory in Ireland and bought a beautiful Celtic cross there, maybe you'd like to wear something like that.
  • JP85257

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    Oct 01, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    Im just gonna get a star tattooed on my inner thigh.
  • 1974Warrior

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    Oct 01, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidI like both but for me personally I would like to find one with just celtic knots around the band.


    i agree.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Oct 01, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    JP85257 saidIm just gonna get a star tattooed on my inner thigh.
    I may get a shamrock on each arse cheek.icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 01, 2009 4:45 PM GMT
    trliber said
    RuggerATX said
    trliber saidSlainte, Erin go braugh, and dia duit

    I'm thinking about getting a ring to express my "irish-ness" but im torn between this more modern type one (the engraving says "I am of Ireland" in Gaelic):
    http://irishco.com/item.asp?cID=5&PID=110

    And, of course, the ever popular Claddagh:
    http://www.ringsfromireland.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=777

    Thanks for your input/ go raibh maith agat



    From what I understand you don't buy yourself a claddagh, you are supposed to receive one from someone else.

    As for the first one, it seems almost like those necklaces that are merely your name in cursive. "I am of Ireland"?...how about something a bit more artistic and evocative of the culture? Celtic art is unique and easily identifiable. Wear something more subtle that "ME IRISH UNGH!"...people will still get it, and you won't actually want to take it off when you become more mature and less in need of broadcasting your identity.


    haha, actually the reason I liked that ring is because Is d'erinn me/i am of ireland is the opening of a poem written by W.B. Yeats about Ireland and being Irish.

    But I do like your point about Celtic art being very unique and well known. I guess I forget that it is just because of the fact that I'm used to it and it seems non-distinctive in a way.


    Ah. Well that lends the phrase a bit more integrity, obviously. Still...when taken out of context such as on a ring it will carry a different meaning to others. Maybe that's not a factor (although what others think seems to be important to some extent, given that you've asked this group for opinions).
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    Oct 01, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    Dude you are too cute to be Irish so don't lie to us icon_twisted.gif Nah I think the first one is best. The second one looks a little girly but I think a necklace would be a better choice. I shorter chain with a nice charm would look cool. But I am a tard when it comes to fashion.
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    Oct 01, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    I figure the blue eyes, freckles, sun burn, and tendency toward skin cancer, alcoholism, and depression is all the advertising I need.

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    Oct 01, 2009 6:30 PM GMT
    trliber said
    Chizzad saidDude you are too cute to be Irish so don't lie to us icon_twisted.gif Nah I think the first one is best. The second one looks a little girly but I think a necklace would be a better choice. I shorter chain with a nice charm would look cool. But I am a tard when it comes to fashion.


    haha thanks, but seriously, I am Irish. You're confusing the Irish with the British I think, they're the funny looking ones icon_razz.gif (kidding)

    Three words: John Rhys Meyers lol
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    Maybe I should clarify, the one with the written words is written in Gaelic, not English.


    I was just saying sheeesh,don't bite my head off haha.
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    Oct 01, 2009 6:48 PM GMT
    IRISH HERE. First one is more manly and THICK. I like.
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    Oct 01, 2009 6:48 PM GMT
    I prefer wearing my inability to hold my liquor over a ring that says "LOOK! I'm Irish!"
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    Oct 01, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    flex89 saidI prefer wearing my inability to hold my liquor over a ring that says "LOOK! I'm Irish!"


    I have a tshirt that says "Fight Me, I'm Irish"

    Who has an Irish temper sometimes???
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    Oct 01, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    flex89 saidI prefer wearing my inability to hold my liquor over a ring that says "LOOK! I'm Irish!"


    I have a tshirt that says "Fight Me, I'm Irish"

    Who has an Irish temper sometimes???


    Don't make me stuff your head down an unflushed toilet, now icon_biggrin.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Oct 01, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    Who's your paddy???
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    Oct 01, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidI will say the first one is cool... The 2nd one is too girly.


    Totally agree! The second one looks like something my 9 YO neice would wear.