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My grandmother was born in Ireland and came over at age 16. I consider that I'm 1/4 Irish. I

I look awful in green so have nothing in my wardrobe that is green to wear on St. Pat's day. We usually go to a dinner dance Irish party and I wear green earrings, I always have fun being Irish...

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3/19/18 10:19 P

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yep, Green is considered Catholic, Orange-Protestant. I don't think I realized the White was for Peace. (in the Irish flag)

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3/19/18 9:10 P

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I guess that means the green is Catholic and the orange is Protestant? I have never known which was which. Most of the U.S. seems to be only the green. I think I wore both those colors the other day. Orange in the morning/afternoon and green later in the day when I went shopping.



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I've got green Irish and Hubby has orange Irish. I consider myself Orange Irish, now, not holding to my family's Catholic faith anymore.

We do not celebrate, unless you call 'staying off the drunken streets' in the evening celebrating. lol

We do enjoying being Irish, though. Hubby acknowledges is bad Irish Luck. lol

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3/17/18 9:34 P

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I will wear green on St. Patricks Day, but that is about all. I would love to go get one of those shakes they make, but I am really trying to stay away from sugar.

I don't know how much Irish I have, if any. When I look up where Dad's grandfather is from one census says England and another says Illinois. I know I was always told my last name is Irish, but I don't know about that anymore. Did have a boss from Ireland who said it was, though. I don't know my Dad's father's side at all, but do know his mother's side.



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3/17/18 3:54 P

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According to my DNA I am 6% Irish. Not surprising as I have so many relatives from Great Britain. We usually celebrate with friends but this year we can't due to illness.

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I do have Irish roots. I do not observe St. Patty's day. when I went to school I wore green so I wouldn't get pinched, until I got older and told anyone if they pinched me I'd slug them.

My son has a friend who was in the olympics for pole vaulting and America wouldn't take her so she went to Ireland. They took her. She was able to do this via her grandmother.

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I can claim to be part Irish through my paternal grandmother. As a matter of fact, I am entitled to have Irish citizenship because of her. When someone is born in Ireland obviously they are an Irish citizen. Their children are considered Irish citizens no matter where they are born. Their grandchildren are the last of the line that are entitled to claim Irish citizenship. There is a lot of paperwork involved through the Irish Consulate in America & there are, of course, fees for the paperwork involved. I considered it, but never followed through.

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The only thing I ever did was perpetuate the stereotype of the drunken Irishman by consuming large quantities of green beer. These days the answer is no, I don't celebrate, since I gave up the spirits thirty-nine years ago. I did find this interesting from a Genealogy point of view:

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Nope never have ,just could not catch on to the green beer and i dont like cabbage except in cole sloe....my wife has gotten away with putting it in some of the soups she makes but not overpowering the soup with it....


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There are 2 main houses in Ireland, Green and Orange. I'm from the house of orange, so daddy wanted nothing to do with Saint Patricks Day. Then our church pointed out that there was a third group, people from both houses, they wore white which meant peace. So we wear white

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About the only thing I do is try to find a corned beef on sale and cook it and cabbage potatoes & carrots together. I have heard that isn't even an Irish meal but American.




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I used to cook a big Irish dinner, but since it's just me left I don't bother. I like leftovers & I do freeze meals but not that many.

There are two large St. Patrick's Day parades in St. Louis. I have attended the one downtown in the past but that is another thing I no longer do.

Maybe today I'll work on my paternal grandmother's genealogy. She was born & raised in Ireland.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? If so, do you have any special traditions for this day? If so, what are they?



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