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How Many Irish on T-Nation?


#1

I'm American but, my dad was pure Irish and my mom was like half. So, I'm very Irish (hence the avatar).

I can't help but notice the high number of Irish folks here at T-Nation.

If you're Irish post here.

I'm curious as to how many there are.


#2

aside from a great grandmother who was finnish,
the rest are all Irish in my family. Of course I consider myself a Floridian first. Not too much of us born and bred down here are left.


#3

I'm mainly Irish, German being the other part.


#4

Only in america....

I know pluralism is encouraged in the US but its a bit pathetic to be honest. 10th generation Irish lad in Boston, has a shamrock tattoo and is as irish as my goldfish.
Your American FFS.

My ancestors were from Once great civilizations, one of which were Vikings. I am however not a viking.


#5

1/4 Irish
1/4 French
1/4 Italian
1/4 Polish

Let the flames begin.


#6

Right here buddy.


#7

My Mothers side of the family came from County Cork, my Fathers family from County Kerry.


#8

My mother was half Irish, half Italian, and half Jewish!

...thats three halves!

She was a big woman!


#9

My mother's Irish. The family are Lynches from County Galway...but very far removed, as they came over during the Famine.


#10

Scot/Irish


#11

bet she could cook like no tomorrow!


#12

How to make a GHF?

1 part Irish
1 part Scottish
1 part German
and a shitload of sex machine!

EDIT- that should be 2 parts German, sorry pappy... almost left out the sauerkraut


#13

Well i'm Northern Irish (its a touchy subject lol) - because i was born here and live here.

IMO if your irish you better be born there. Same for any nationality - i'm not quite sure what the attraction is of being 8th generation something or other - whats the point - are people not content with their identity - do you actually "feel" the chosen country in your bones or something?

When i was in australia a woman kept harping on and on that she was irish 'cause of her grandparents blah blah blah "fitzpatrick - thats a good irish name" she said, my friend replied "actually its french-norman" - end of conversation. Theres probably very little pure blood left in the world what with maurauding armies invading etc etc.

rant over.


#14

born in ireland and still here - belfast to be exact

mum is irish , dad is irish , brothers are irish

:slight_smile:

none of this "i live in texas but my mum once had a penpal who saw a pic of ireland which makes me irish" bullshit !!

u guys are just wannabes :slight_smile:

ill sell some soil from my back garden if any of u wanna purchase authentic irish soil from an irish man ?? let the ebay bidding begin !!


#15

My liver is 33% Guiness, 33% Becks, 33% Budweiser, and 1% functional.

Woops! I said the "key" word.


#16

You are not American- this is why you don't understand this.

In a nation of immigrants, many people still identify with the country that their forebears came from. I'm a mix of a couple different things, and I hold no illusions that I'm American, not any kind of European. However, don't be surprised when people still have strong ties to the original European nation. Hell, I do.

Like I said, it is truly an "American" thing.


#17

I am the exact opposite. I was born in Australia but I am the first Australian in a very long line of english. I keep getting told by everybody that this makes me english. After they recover from the beating that I give them for calling me a pom (sometimes I like to use the tail of a dead kangaroo to flog them with just to illustrate the point) I kindly remind them that I was born in Australia and I am Australian.


#18

Guys,

It's a bloodline thing. It doesn't matter where you live.

But that's not what I was looking for. I wasn't trying to toot my own horn or see other Irish-Americans. There's a ton of them.

I wanted to see how many people posted on T-Nation THAT ACTUALLY LIVE IN IRELAND. So far, there has been two that posted in the thread.


#19

Me too.


#20

I totally understand it - its called pluralism, and as far as i understand is very much encouraged in the US and A (sorry boratisms keep creeping in). Its still a bit daft in my opinion though. Your not irish American, the same as the other guy is not Italian American, or African American just as i will never be a viking, Hun, Roman, Greek, A quarter Genghis Khan or whatthefuck ever.

Just BS in an effort to obtain an identity and background.