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Your Old Dog
03-17-2010, 07:33 AM
I won't hold it against you and Happy St. Patricks Day........he was a machinist right? :D

Rustybolt
03-17-2010, 08:05 AM
Scottsirish here.

Happy St. Practice Day.

J Tiers
03-17-2010, 08:18 AM
So what's wrong with it that we wouldn't admit it?

Straight-up Irish catholic descent... from my Hanafin grandparents. Family from the South East Coast area.

kjbllc
03-17-2010, 08:18 AM
likewise I'm sure

oldtiffie
03-17-2010, 08:41 AM
Here too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Patrick%27s_Day

knudsen
03-17-2010, 08:42 AM
I'm a mutt, but got some o' the green in me. Mostly Danish though, more viscous, until we calmed down and stopped being pirates and vikings. I think Conquering England around 1000 AD cured us of any desire to own people. I assume the red color of Danmark stood for blood of the enemy. 1/4 Danske Mond!

Weston Bye
03-17-2010, 09:37 AM
Of 8 great grandparents:
2 English
2 Swiss
1 Scot
1 French
1 Chippewa
1 Unknown, an intinerant rapist, could be related to anyone of low moral character.

John Stevenson
03-17-2010, 09:42 AM
Of 8 great grandparents:

1 Unknown, an intinerant rapist, could be related to anyone of low moral character.

That could be anyone in Government..................

Weston Bye
03-17-2010, 11:19 AM
That could be anyone in Government..................

Too true, but in this case I doubt it. None of us went into politics. No disrespect to welders intended, but grandpa grew up to be a very good welder in the Buick tool room.

Mark K
03-17-2010, 11:25 AM
Scottish, by way of Eire. Kilgour, it was spelled. Dour perfectionism leavened with blarney, a combination perhaps unwelcome on either side, so five brothers came to the colonies in the mid 1700s, bless their beatin' 'earts.

Happy Day, mates! Here's to ya!

Mark

ps - as for wayward kinsmen, Uncle Lumpkin is reputed to have waylaid the Sheriff by unloading a blunderbuss at him from behind a gravestone. Outcome unrecorded. And, me Dad was a politician.

camdigger
03-17-2010, 11:56 AM
Hmmm

Norwegian, N. English/ lowlander Scots, Unknown Scandanavian, Irish are the lines I know about.

Family legend says the Irish part came to Canada as destitute tradesmen during the potato famine to work on a section of the Rideau canal. If so, that branch of the family tree has been in Canada since the mid 1800s. The Irish branch married into a Scandanavian family (Hughson) that hacked a farm out of the bush +/- 40 miles away from Fort Henry about the same time.

The most recent immigrants to Canada in the assorted lines came to Canada from Oslo, Norway roughly 100 years ago. All came to Alberta by roughly 90 years ago.

Can I still claim Irish descent?:D

bob_s
03-17-2010, 12:38 PM
I'm a mutt, but got some o' the green in me. Mostly Danish though, more viscous, until we calmed down and stopped being pirates and vikings.

So are you thick and sticky like way oil?

MrSleepy
03-17-2010, 12:54 PM
My gran was born of Irish parents living in Scotland
Grandad was English born of German parents..

I was conceived and born in Montreal, Canada to an Italian father I've never met..having moved back to the UK at two months old.

One day I will move back to the homeland..claim my 1/2 million acres and live happily on benefits..:)

Rob

Peter N
03-17-2010, 01:00 PM
Me too, and happy St. Patricks Day to all the others.

knudsen
03-17-2010, 01:12 PM
So are you thick and sticky like way oil?

Only my adipose tissue :D

Machinist-Guide
03-17-2010, 01:15 PM
Well I am a third generation Hillbilly "East Tennessee" My dads ancestors were Irish ans my moms ancestors were German.

knudsen
03-17-2010, 01:43 PM
Well I am a third generation Hillbilly "East Tennessee" My dads ancestors were Irish ans my moms ancestors were German.

Do you have dreams of a drunken, brawling world domination?

Toolguy
03-17-2010, 01:45 PM
I thought everyone was Irish on St. Patrick's Day!:D

Carld
03-17-2010, 01:49 PM
Yep, Irish, Scottish, Dutch and German.

knudsen
03-17-2010, 01:52 PM
Yep, Irish, Scottish, Dutch and German.

Scratch German for Danish and add a little brit, and we might be cousins...

larry_g
03-17-2010, 02:41 PM
I am third generation american with Irish on fathers side. My wife is second generation with 3/4 Irish. We were in Ireland a few years back and looking for some family crests. Her family, O'Keefe, had all sorts of family crests in trinkets for sale.. My family, Galvin, we could not find. We were sent to one prominent shop that had the most history. I asked for Galvin and was informed that Galvin was english and had only been in Ireland for about 800 years. It seems you have to have more than a 800 year history to be considered Irish.

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oldtiffie
03-17-2010, 03:48 PM
Originally Posted by bob_s
So are you thick and sticky like way oil?

That sounds like you are in the middle of lottsa "Guinness" and a very dirty week-end - on a Wednesday - on St.Patrick's Day - where else other then Ireland - or the USA? In the garden??

Get back to it.

Don't hang around talking to us!!!

I don't suppose there's any need to congratulate you and wish you the luck of the Irish?

knudsen
03-17-2010, 03:52 PM
That sounds like you are in the middle of lottsa "Guinness" and a very dirty week-end - on a Wednesday - on St.Patrick's Day - where else other then Ireland - or the USA? In the garden??

Get back to it.

Don't hang around talking to us!!!

I don't suppose there's any need to congratulate you and wish you the luck of the Irish?

I used to bury my face in the luscious rich foam of a 50 degree extra stout about every night, tif, doc made me quit, along with anything else that's fun to do to myself. Wants me eating like a munk too. :( So I started smoking a pipe and I am not telling him about that. :D

Asquith
03-17-2010, 04:11 PM
It seems you have to have more than a 800 year history to be considered Irish

Less than 8000 years, though! That, apparently, was when Ireland was first populated.

Oldbrock
03-17-2010, 04:15 PM
No Irish in my background, just Welsh and Limey born in Wales, family on father's side used to copper bottom boats on the Clyde multi moons ago. I noticed no one mentioned St David's day on March 1st. Peter

oldtiffie
03-17-2010, 04:17 PM
I used to bury my face in the luscious rich foam of a 50 degree extra stout about every night, tif, doc made me quit, along with anything else that's fun to do to myself. Wants me eating like a munk too. :( So I started smoking a pipe and I am not telling him about that. :D

Thanks Knudsen.

First of all, both sides (parents) families were very bloody Irish - father's side dead-set "Mick", mother's side "Prod" - both "very".

Family was raised "Mick", my father was one of 12 and I was the eldest of 8.

Scene set.

During the war, some of my brothers and sister were born at home - hospitals were booked for "war work". I was a "pre-war product" (1937).

Dad was a dedicated beer-drinker, but Mum was very keen on Guinness stout - especially when she was pregnant - which was most of the time - very Irish and very highly regarded by Father Wotizbluddyname (Riley/Murphy?).

Anyway.

Mum had a lot of pain and problems with her lactic ducts when breast-feeding us lot, so she was told by the Doctor to use "Anti-phlogistine" (sp?) to clear the "lumps" but she preferred "Guinness".

The old man was never sure whether she got pregnant for or because of the Guinness - or Father Wotizbluddyname (Riley/Murphy?).

Or both.

Every one of us was more than just partial to a drop of Guinness - or what ever else was going.

All the boys were most enthusiastic about the pregnancy thing.

So were the girls - but a bit less so.

That Saint Bloody Patrick (and Father Wotizbluddyname (Riley/Murphy?)) - have a lot to answer for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiphlogistine

http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&source=hp&q=Antiphlogistine&btnG=Google+Search&meta=&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=98f33b0d2303fec5

Scishopguy
03-17-2010, 06:10 PM
My mother's father was from Ireland and my dad's folks were of Dutch decent with a spec of English thrown in the mix. Mom's family was Costello, and not the Italian variety. I can down a pint good as the rest of the lot. :)

brian Rupnow
03-17-2010, 06:39 PM
Sure now, and I'll be admitting to it!!!! My great grandparents on my mothers side were Christie's from Scotland and McMullens from Ireland. (Or the other way round.) And how does one end up with a name like Rupnow ye may ask---Well me great great grandfather on me dads side was some flavour of Prussian!!!---A strange mix indeed!!!!-----Welcome to the cultural melting pot.---Brian

oldtiffie
03-17-2010, 06:49 PM
Brian.

Your family "melting pot" is a lot different to my family cess-pool.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grad_(angle)

I'm surprised - and a lot of others are very disappointed - that ours has not been chlorinated to neutralise the gene-pool.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_pool

JanvanSaane
03-17-2010, 07:15 PM
On my moms side my great great grandfather's name was George Kelly. My great grandfather was Louis Kelly. I think the original spelling was Kelley. I am 12.5% Irish. I am also 12.5% Dutch, 12.5% Croation, the rest you can just throw a dart at a world map. I would go out and drink a green beer but I just got home from work and the alarm goes off at 1AM to get ready to go back. Jan

gr8life
03-17-2010, 07:19 PM
There are only 2 kinds of people in this world.
1 Irish
2 Those who wish they were Irish.
thanks
Edward John Christopher Mc Dowell

krutch
03-18-2010, 03:22 PM
I'm a free born American, but I think this Gov. is about to break the contract, i.e. the Constitution, and make us 'subjects'!! Help us all! The world will never be free again without the U. S.!
Krutch

Your Old Dog
03-18-2010, 04:34 PM
I'm a free born American, but I think this Gov. is about to break the contract, i.e. the Constitution, and make us 'subjects'!! Help us all! The world will never be free again without the U. S.!
Krutch

So what the he11 you trying to say here comrade? Happy Lenin's day instead? :D

Malc-Y
03-18-2010, 05:57 PM
I am (as far as I can discover) pure English, but my wife is Irish, from Dublin. Her father was from Tuam in county Galway. Her sister lives near Cork and we visit fairly regularly. I must admit that I am not keen on Guinness, I much prefer a pint (or two) of good English ale.
Every where in the world seems to celebrate St. Patrick's day but St. George's day seems to go almost un-noticed even here in England, For those who don't know it falls on April 23rd and is therefore a good excuse to go out for a drink that evening! (April 23rd is also the anniversary of William Shakespeare's birthday, so have another drink).

Malc. :cool:

lugnut
03-18-2010, 06:09 PM
Half German, quarter Danish and a quarter Mormon. But I still keep a green shirt to wear on St Patty day. And I will drink green beer! :D
Mel

J Tiers
03-19-2010, 12:23 AM
I'm here to say that I did NONE of the stuff you are supposed to do on the day... (which you should do is depending of course on your type or natural tendencies)

I didn't have a drink.

I didn't get into a fight.

I didn't go to mass.

What kind of Irish offspring is that?

darryl
03-19-2010, 12:39 AM
Well, I gots a but o the irish in me. I'm all vowels- english, irish, austrian. A wee but o the irish got out last night- There was fightin, but noe by me- drinkun, a wee pint or two. I was spewing a bit of the english accent as well, helped on no doubt by my british friend. Cor blimey!

oldtiffie
03-19-2010, 01:04 AM
Originally poset by J Tiers I'm here to say that I did NONE of the stuff you are supposed to do on the day... (which you should do is depending of course on your type or natural tendencies)

I didn't have a drink.

I didn't get into a fight.

I didn't go to mass.

What kind of Irish offspring is that?


JT.


You are well qualified to hear the confessions, give penance and absolution etc. to them that "did" celebrate.

Keep it up and you can be Monsignor next week, Bishop the week after and successively on a weekly basis to Arch Bishop, Cardinal and maybe Pope.

Bishop, Arch Bishop and Cardinal are your best bet as you can have every body here kiss your ring.

I have had many a St. Pat's day in my youth and drunk copious quantities of Guinness and god-alone knows what Irish Whiskey and what-ever else.

I was feeling very "green" the mornings after and more than a bit "green about the gills" (old English measurement too).

Having participated in many "Technicolor yawns" (vomiting to the uninformed) I can tell you that the "beer" that came up had a tinge of green in it. But as I have discussed at considerable lengths with some skilled "yawn" specialists, I have never seen a good "yawn" without carrots in it - no matter what I drank or ate.

Those bloody carrots should be banned - they are not and cannot be "good" for you.

I don't go to Confession or Mass any more as a long time ago, a Navy Chaplain (a very good friend of mine - even yet) asked me why he never saw me at Mass etc. When I asked him whether he meant Black or White Mass he literally told me to "F--k off" and that I was beyond redemption and salvation. We still both agree on that point!!! I still get the feeling of "needles" in me and imagine people using them in dolls that look a lot like me!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mass
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_doll#Myths_and_misconceptions

That RC Chaplain is still one of my very few true heroes - for a lot of reasons that I won't go into here.

I "got the message" as regards the "slops" and stopped it "cold turkey" years ago - before I killed myself etc. and have stayed off it.

But if ever there's a time I get tempted, it would have to be St. Pat's Day.

A message for all the "ban the drink brigade" - I have what will pass as a Bishop's Ring - use it.

Oh for a quiet life!!!

Kirbot
03-19-2010, 01:19 AM
Nope, no Irish that I know of.

I do have some Hungarian and a little Scottish, though.

Roy Andrews
03-19-2010, 01:23 AM
half irish half scott. wife is half irish half german. medications don't allow tipping a few but i have been known to hold my own in the past. i have no problem with drinkers but a serious dislike of drunks.

krutch
03-19-2010, 03:46 PM
So what the he11 you trying to say here comrade? Happy Lenin's day instead? :D
Damn, I don't think I'm a commie! Been against that way of thinking as long as I can remember. Don't like facists either. But then again, this country has been socialist anyway for quite a long time. I just hate to see the sacrafices made by our military and their families these past hundred or more years be thrown away.
So, don't call me comrade. I'll die before I fall in line with current crop of Gov. crap.
Krutch

Just found out there is an Irish taint in my blood. Never have looked for little people though.