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Irish Heritage

On Being Irish: A St. Patrick's Day Rant

Ashley Allen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Ashley Allen

I'm protective of my heritage. It connects me to my beloved departed grandfather, who considered himself Irish to the core. It makes me feel part of a family, a part of history, something bigger than the here and now, bigger than myself.

The Family Talisman

Joelle Wisler | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

I brought them to the hospital and hung onto them the whole time; through the squeeze of the contractions and the sting of the needles and the pushing and the sweating and the crying and the expansion of pride at the amazing creature that was all of a sudden... there.

Celebrating My Irish Heritage On St. Patrick's Day

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I consider myself Irish American. It upsets some people to hear terms like Irish or Italian American. They wish that we were all simply called Americans, without qualifiers. It's hard to argue with that spirit.

The Dinner Party

Maggie O'Farrell | Posted 09.02.2013 | Books
Maggie O'Farrell

My boyfriend's father picked up my passport which, unlike his son's, was green and bore the imprint of a harp. He looked at me. I braced myself for questions about religion, about why my accent didn't match my documents. Instead, he asked, "You're not in the IRA, are you?"

10 (American) Irish Pubs Worth Visiting

Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of many things -- Irish heritage, shamrocks, the ministrations of a 5th-century priest -- but in modern American cu...

How I Met A Living Cousin In Ireland

Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Craig Kanalley

My last name is Irish and I've long been curious about my roots, particularly my Irish heritage, as I never knew my paternal grandfather. When my Dad found a great deal on a trip for one to Ireland, I felt it was tailor-made for me.

Irish Eyes on China, a Chinese Man Eyes Ireland (VIDEO)

John Lee | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
John Lee

While Irish eyes follow the official visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to China, a little gem of an Irish film has surfaced on YouTube, tracing a more humble trip in the opposite direction.