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An Irish American is someone who has immigrated to America from Ireland, and families of those that immigrated here. We Americans are rather fond of those Irish, though, so on St. Patrick's Day, just about all of us wear green! We have parades in several of our cities to celebrate that special day, as well.

AnswerAmerican citizen from .. Ireland...or of Irish heritage

awwww nice to know that people like us Irish!! im Irish and proud of it!!

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