lots of influential Americans think they have Irish roots.
the population of Ireland fell from close to 9 million to about 4 million in the famine at the end of the 19th century.
The Irish were invaded by the British and Brits had a stranglehold of the Irish for the better part of a millenium,
the British, led by their bloodthirsty leader Oliver Cromwell, terrorized Irish citizens and treated them like scum. Nevertheless the Irish remained strong and proud and in 1916 the British government pressured Michael Collins (the Nationalist leader) into signing a treaty which partly seperated them from the british
the Irish are one of the best nations on the Earth
EVERYONE wishes they were Irish!!!
Irish- From the Republic Of Ireland.
Girl: Where are u from
Irish Guy: Ireland
Girl: Ah, like the UK
Irish: No, you dumb broad, Ireland. Goddamn septics...(walks off)
2. some American who thinks it's cool to be Irish and so proclaims that they are indeed "Irish" because their great great grandfather may or may not have come from Ireland. see Poser.
Poser: "my Great, great Grandfather's cousin once met an Irishman, thus i am Irish"