I'm Irish and Proud of it

@wmaharper (2316)
United States
December 29, 2006 10:19am CST
I'm an Irish Lass, (; and married an Irish Lad. We are very proud to be so.. all year long, not just on St. Patricks day.. We have studied alot aobut our ancestors.. and hope to keep our children informed of thier family. Does anyone else out there study thier family tree? are you related to anyone famous?
3 responses
• United States
29 Dec 06
I have really been trying. I have all the information on my mother's side. I have been working on my Dad's side for about 3 years now and with no luck. I'm Irish and German. So far I know my dad's great great grandparents where from Ireland. (Growing up I was told my grandfather changed our name from McMahon to Mahon) I don't know if the stories are right though. I started this because my dad's family isn't very close and my daughter was in a class where she had to do a family tree. I can't get past my dad's mother's parents and I can't seem to get past my dad's great grandparents. I don't want to spend alot of money but I'm afraid I will have to in the long run. In my dad's family, I only have a great aunt left that tried to help but we didn't get to far. My dad,grandpa,grandma are all gone and so are my great grandparents. This is tough but I really need to find out where we all come from. Maybe you could help me, my great, great grandparents names where Micheal and Bridget Mahon. They came from Ireland. That's all I know. Thanks in advance.
• United States
2 Feb 07
My sister has done a lot of our family tree, she too got stuck a few place, but she joined Ancestors.com and was able to find out quite a bit more and is still looking. She was able to find relatives that we didn't even know about. For instance we never knew my grandfather from Ireland had married in Ireland, and came to America only to have his wife die a month later leaving him with one son. He remarried a woman he had met on the boat, from Germany, and together they had 7 other children. She found all this out through Ancestors.com. We never knew our grandfather and my dad never talked about this part of his past.
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
2 Feb 07
YEs, I agree, I think ANcestors.com or another website would be best, as I don't know enough about it myself to locate anyone without thier help (sorry) (:
@seamonkey (1982)
• Ireland
9 Mar 07
I am Irish too, but not by birth. I live in Ireland and officially became a citizen this year. I have Irish ancestry. In Ireland everyone is descended froma king somewhere in the misty past!
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I would love to live there. How nice that must be, although I think I would miss America. (: Yes, we are all royalty. (: Thanks for the response.
@smithy86 (137)
28 Feb 07
my friend is related to an irish singer from carlow called richie kavanagh. I love the fact that i am irish. I am 20 years old and i am not ashamed to admit that i have got lots of irish music on my ipod and i go to ireland about 5 times a year, sometimes more. All my family live in ireland including my 18yr old and 5yr old brothers. I am the only one in this country. Although i love it over there the euros and lack of public transport would make it very difficult to live there. A week i can manage but thats about it. But i love it over there, the fresh air, the fishy smell at the bays and the way of life. All of my family live within a mile raius and all of my aunts are around at my nans house. there is always someone at someones house no matter who it is. Ireland is great. I was born there and my gf's from there. Different counties of course but thats only a problem when the hurling or rubgy is on
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
28 Feb 07
wow, that would be nice to go visit that often. We are hoping when our boys are older we will get a chance to go. Thanks for the response!