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Old 09-10-2012, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I visited a lovely wee town in Ireland last week where President Obama had visited last year with his wife... Some of his family still lives in the area.





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Old 09-20-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Nice pics. Is it difficult for Americans to get a work permit while in Ireland? Do you happen to know the process and time frame?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Yes of course an african american claiming to be irish. Everyone in America is irish.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Nice pics. Is it difficult for Americans to get a work permit while in Ireland? Do you happen to know the process and time frame?

Thanks in advance.
You can't really work in Ireland unless you're a citizen of the EU or you have a highly specialized skill that cannot be filled by someone that's Irish and are sponsored by the employer.

You may find more specific info on the the specifics on this site, however.

FÁS - Irish National Training and Employment Authority
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Everyone in America is irish.
I heard recently that 38 million people live in the US with Irish ancestry.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I heard recently that 38 million people live in the US with Irish ancestry.
That would include people that have "some" Irish ancestry, not 100% Irish ancestry. Most Americans are mixed European, and not 100% of any European ancestry. I know loads of Americans that have part Irish ancestry, and only a few that would claim that being their only ancestry.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Yes of course an african american claiming to be irish. Everyone in America is irish.
He is half white/half black. duh
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Everyone in America is Irish?

I lived near a very 'Irish' hood in NY, Woodlawn, but outside of NY, Boston, and Chicago, Scots-Irish-Americans outnumber Irish-Americans considerably.

That said, there are descendants of Irish immigrants almost everywhere in America. But not everyone in America, even remotely, walks around claiming to be of mainly Irish heritage. Those that do are very proud and make it known, though :-)
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:07 AM
 
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Everyone in America is Irish?

I lived near a very 'Irish' hood in NY, Woodlawn, but outside of NY, Boston, and Chicago, Scots-Irish-Americans outnumber Irish-Americans considerably.

That said, there are descendants of Irish immigrants almost everywhere in America. But not everyone in America, even remotely, walks around claiming to be of mainly Irish heritage. Those that do are very proud and make it known, though :-)
scots irish is just a term used in america to distinguish between scottish planters on the island of ireland and the native catholic irish population , scots irish are and always were british and would be quick to point this out , their about as irish as a french man


as for the obama thingy

that place is a one horse town with no claim to fame other than the fact obamas ancestors on his mothers side lived there centurys ago , its purely a comercial move , the same thing happened in a small village where ronald reagans ancestors came from , reagan visited the place in 1984

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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Hey, gotta turn a buck somehow. If it's a one-horse town, bringing in a few tourist bucks surely doesn't hurt.
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