How you are irish if your great great great great great grandad was irish how are people from american than
Irish national pride is exceedingly strong and so is the Irish resistance to assimilation. You can see this not only in Boston and New York, but in Glasgow and many other places throughout the world where the Irish have settled in large numbers. People of Irish descent generally believe that they are superior to the other inhabitants of their new home country and tend to stick to their own kind. Often they do not bother to learn the history and culture of the new country and so deny that their new homeland actually has a real history or culture of it's own. Lack of communication with Ireland and unwillingness to learn the customs of the new country over the generations leads to stagnation: 2 or 3 stubborn, arrogant generations later these people are willing to buy or chugg anything green with the belief that this makes them Irishmen instead of members of the 'inferior' nation they currently live in (the one that provides them with steady employment, free education, police protection, and the right to complain about everything American, Scottish, or English) such as America, Scotland, England, etc. You folks might not like the Plastic Paddys but the fact is that they are your own creation. My opinion of these hyphenated Americans is that they are neither Irish (having left the old country during times of trouble never to look back) nor American (due to their unwillingness to properly socialize, live, and intermarry with Americans or to give credit to and defend Americans in any capacity during times of trouble). Perhaps the solution to the Irish-American question is to dump them into the ocean somewhere halfway between your island and my continent since they themselves cannot pick which side of the ocean they belong on. Note, I do not hate all Americans of Irish descent but I feel strong resentment toward the ones who take advantage of my country but will not call themselves Americans. I dislike ALL hyphenated Americans.
basically it works like this ok your grandma is full blooded Irish so that would mean that her children are half Irish assuming she didn't marry a man with Irish blood well her children have children ( this is where you come in) and you would come out with being a quarter Irish and the number keeps going down but that line will never die out because it could start with 100% but then goes down to .0000000000000000000000000000000075%
I consider myself an american of irish decent. I am only second generation on My Mom's side, although I do say I am Irish. Many americans identify themselve with their nationality of origin, no matter how far back it goes.
It gives us something to look back on. As a country we don't have too much of a history, only hundreds of years, compared to thousands that most other countries have.
We are the a melting pot...have you heard that one? Anyway, I have ancestors from Ireland...I don't think I'am Irish but just decended...it's just terminology...
because fack you, that's why