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jlritcheyjlritchey Posts: 18Registered Users
Irish! With just over a week till St. Paddy's Day, anyone else out there have roots from Ireland? I owe my dark brown curls (along with the fair rosy complexion) to it. What about fun plans for the holiday?
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I'm told that part of my family tree is Scots-Irish, yet I'm also told that they came from Glasgow instead of immigrating from Ulster - so who knows. The last name is Patterson on that branch of the family tree, so it could go either way.

    But, hey, I'll take any excuse to drink a Guinness.
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I'm mostly Scottish and Irish as well. I would join in with RCC and say pass me a beer too but alas I'm preggo so no go this year. St. Patty's Day is my favorite holiday and my little girl will be named after St. Bigid of Ireland ;-)
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    Yuppers.
  • StarrwithoutniteStarrwithoutnite Posts: 1,732Registered Users
    Im pretty Irish, I have my own brown curly locks too :) And my very Irish last name...
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  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Posts: 2,034Registered Users
    Im pretty Irish, I have my own brown curly locks too :) And my very Irish last name...

    Me too! :) It's an O' name that's apparently really hard to pronounce...

    And ditto to the "rosy complexion." I have pale skin that never fails to turn pink. Everyone in my family has light blue eyes except my brother and sister. I think their green comes from my Italian grandmother.

    For the past few years, we've dressed my dog up for St. Paddy's Day. She wears a bright green t-shirt that says "Official Leprechaun Patrol" (it's a play on Everything is Illuminated). She loves it and it's pretty funny.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I'm Irish through both my grandfathers. I don't know any of my family history though. Both grandfathers came over to America in the late 1800's, and were apparently very ashamed of being shanty-poor Irish, so they denied being Irish as often as possible. I think names were even changed.
  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users
    No Irish here... LOL...
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Yeppers! Irish & French. It's on a Tuesday, so, no nutin' special...but totally agree w/ rcc about the Guinness! :D
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    No Irish here (or almost none. I think I might have 1 great great great someone... but it's pretty minor), though everyone ASSUMES I'm Irish. Between the red curly hair and the pale skin, I guess it's a natural assumption. But even when I was visiting my friend IN Ireland, everyone was asking what my mom's last name is, because they just KNEW I had Irish ancestry. I hated to ruin the illusion by throwing down the absolute most GERMAN Jewish name there is, but oh well. lol

    I WISH I was Irish though, does that count? :)
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    The closest we get in my family is Welsh and English - no Irish (except what's mixed in with the Welsh and English, if any).

    But...I have dark hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion so I pretend for St. Paddy's Day. :)

    My family will be in town next week, so I have the day off. We're going to go to the zoo, then cook out at the park. We've already decided we're all wearing green and we're going to speak in Irish brogues...even my obviously Hispanic husband. :D
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  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users
    I'm Irish on my dad's side. Here is a pic of my baby - she is trying on her St. Patty's day outfit. She doesn't look to happy about it. My husband also bought her a dress with shamrocks on it and a shamrock bib to match so she is totally ready for St. Patrick's Day! That is about as exciting as we get this year.

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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Only a little, on my Mom's side. My husband's from Ireland and Paddy's Day is his holiday- I don't do anything special. It's the one day a year he gets to do whatever the hell he wants without hearing a peep from me, LOL.
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    I'm Irish through my mother's parents. My grandmother was from County Roscommon and came to the states in the mid 1920s. Not sure about my grandfather's family.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    my mom and her siblings were born in Dublin!

    i have an Irish passport.

    and red hair.

    and a Hungarian-Slovak family name!

    :lol:
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  • TrenellTrenell Posts: 3,562Registered Users
    My husband is, so I guess I have Irish in me. *rimshot* (such a crude joke)

    (Weird. While dating, I went out with different races,but the white guys were always Irish)

    His grandmother on his mother's side was an Irish immigrant. So Technically hubby can get his Irish citizenship and TECHNICALLY being married to him, I can as well.

    I just bougth Isaiah a shirt that says Irish :) The last one I got, he was a wee baby.

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  • lacunaCoilslacunaCoils Posts: 489Registered Users
    My dad was half-Irish, so yeah. That's where my auburn curls came from too- although I henna them, so they are even redder!
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  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    Did I just wrte this entire posts? Seriously!? I'll just say ditto to all this!
    MimsTX wrote: »
    No Irish here (or almost none. I think I might have 1 great great great someone... but it's pretty minor), though everyone ASSUMES I'm Irish. Between the red curly hair and the pale skin, I guess it's a natural assumption. But even when I was visiting my friend IN Ireland, everyone was asking what my mom's last name is, because they just KNEW I had Irish ancestry. I hated to ruin the illusion by throwing down the absolute most GERMAN Jewish name there is, but oh well. lol

    I WISH I was Irish though, does that count? :)
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    My (German) maiden name is actually very close to the name of a county in Ireland. It didn't start out that way, but it got *******ized when the ancestors arrived in the US. So people tend to assume an Irishness that isn't there.

    ETA: Good grief. Stupid censor. I'm not calling anyone a bad word, I promise! Where's that rolleyes smiley when I need him?
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  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users
    Yes, I have Irish on both sides of the family! I love St. Patricks Day, too bad it's on a Tuesday, my friend and I are still going to go out and have some green beer. She is all excited about green beer!

    BTW Trenell, your little boy is so cute!!!
  • Naveed00Naveed00 Posts: 193Registered Users
    I also have the brown curly hair...which I didn't know was an Irish trait until I read this thread. Ha. I also have pale skin and green eyes. I believe I have Irish on both sides...but I also have Scottish, German, French, Dutch, English and Lord knows what else so I can't say that heritage is incredibly important to me.
  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Posts: 3,077Registered Users
    My last name is very Irish, and both my maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather are Irish-American. I've had a lot of people, including people visiting from Ireland, tell me I have "Irish eyes" and an "Irish smile." But, my curly hair didn't come from her - it came from my Swiss grandfather.
  • TrenellTrenell Posts: 3,562Registered Users
    BTW Trenell, your little boy is so cute!!!

    Thanks :)
  • JessicurlJessicurl Posts: 401Registered Users
    My great-great Grandfather McGuinty moved from Ireland to Canada in the 1800's so yep! :) I can't wait to go to Ireland someday and look up all that family history! :)
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  • MiseMise Posts: 346Registered Users
    Curly brown hair is not an Irish trait, nor is red hair. Red hair is more a Scottish thing. Generally Irish people have dark hair, but usually straight / wavy.

    Sorry, that sounded snappy! Wasn't meant to. I just meant that like a lot of stereotypical characteristics we associate with countries, some are not true. The curly Irish (usually redhead) is more a Hollywood production. Not saying they don't exist, just they're not a majority.
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  • PigletPiglet Posts: 1,451Registered Users
    There's a reasonable chance that I'm 1/8 Irish.
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  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Posts: 1,467Registered Users
    Hey there now!
    I'm not Irish at all..LOL but I and my son have reddish highlights in the front of our hair, and when my daughter who is now 21 was born, she had BLOOD red hair. It is darker now though. You should have seen the look on my then husband's face, who is a very chocolate man. He was quite perplexed!
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  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    Keewee wrote: »
    No Irish here... LOL...


    Me neither - I thought I was the only one! :lol:
  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Posts: 2,904Registered Users
    My maiden name is very Irish and it actually started out as an O' name that was later dropped. I have always wanted to go to Ireland even before I knew anything about my name.

    My husband has a very Irish/Scottish last name, but we would have to do some research to see exactly what his heritage is.
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  • lacunaCoilslacunaCoils Posts: 489Registered Users
    FieryCurls wrote: »
    My maiden name is very Irish and it actually started out as an O' name that was later dropped. I have always wanted to go to Ireland even before I knew anything about my name.

    My husband has a very Irish/Scottish last name, but we would have to do some research to see exactly what his heritage is.

    Same here!
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    As my mama said, we have a "teaspoonful" of Irish blood. My great great grandmother was Black Irish from Montserrat. She was a Riley (O'Reilly.)

    I don't think that there is a hair trait for the Irish in terms of colour or texture.
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