Top 10 signs you have Irish ancestors

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  1. Apocales 4:35a.m. just one more episode..

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    Find your rebel ancestors online with the most comprehensive records of the 1916 Easter Rising Findmypast is working in partnership with IrishCentral to share fascinating insights into your Irish ancestors. For more stories on tracing your Irish heritage from findmypast click here. So, you’re sure your ancestors came from the Emerald Isle? If you can relate to the majority of our fun list below, there can be no doubt about it!

    1. If most people struggle to pronounce your name correctly when you meet them, there’s usually some Gaelic in your family. Aoife, Oisín, Caoimhe!?!?
    2. You know you had early Irish ancestors but you just can’t find any records of them. The curse of the Public Records Office fire in 1922!
    3. Parish records go back really early and contain great detail on your family. Now if only you could pinpoint the correct parish on !?
    4. If your ancestor emigrated in the mid-nineteenth century, chances are they were Irish!
    5. Just your luck - your ancestor was born in 1863, right before civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in Ireland.
    6. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, your ancestor is aged 10. The same guy is somehow 25 in the 1911 Census. Sure, what’s a few years between family eh?!
    7. You’ve found your family name spelled several different ways in different records – Connor, O’Connor, McNeill, MacNeill etc. Arggggghhh!!!!
    8. You’ve discovered a male forefather fighting for the British Army. This might not sit too well with you now, but it would have been pretty standard back in the day.
    9. You came all the way to Ireland to visit your ancestors’ homestead only to find it’s been replaced by a multi-story parking lot!
    10. You’ve found challenging, to say the least. But hey, that just makes the discoveries all the more rewarding!
    For more stories on tracing your Irish heritage from findmypast click here.

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    Top 10 signs you have Irish ancestors

    10. When you fall hard on your flask side, and feel glass shatter and a sudden warm wetness spread across your chest, you close your eyes and pray "Please Lord let it be blood."

    9. You refer to either your left or your right as your "flask side".

    8. Your nickname for anyone with five kids or less is "Proddy".

    7."They come over here and they take all our land
    They chop off our heads and they boil them in oil
    Our children are leaving and we have no heads
    We drink and we sing and we drink and we die

    They come over here and they chop off our legs
    They cut off our hands and put nails in our eyes
    O'Grady is dead and O'Hanrahan's gone
    We drink and we die and continue to drink.*"

    You sing this at weddings.

    6. You're cursed with the face-AIDS known as 'freckles'

    5. .....likewise with the flaming red fag-hair of the Divil hisself

    4. Pipe-smoking midgets hoarding cookpots full of gold pieces constitute a vital part of your religion

    3. You carry a knife with you to wakes as a standard precaution

    2. You constantly fight a strange compulsion to lie face down in the middle of the street and sleep for a few hours

    1. You hear jigs and reels in your head whenever you pass a liquor store

    *song written by Denis Leary
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