I was born in America. However my genes are Irish. I am moving to Ireland. Does this make me Irish or American?
- AndrewLv 76 months ago
Unless you were born there or obtained citizenship later in life, you're an American of Irish descent - you would be "Irish-American" as they say in the States. It's difficult to see where the confusion might lie with that simple concept.
- Anonymous7 months ago
It makes you Irish-American
- peter dLv 57 months ago
You are American of Irish genes thats it............
- ZirpLv 78 months ago
No, but becoming fluent in Gaeilge and getting naturalised would make you Irish
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- Anonymous8 months ago
Why are the Americans so obsessed with being 0.0000001% Irish?
- Dj2541Lv 78 months ago
Have you been there for a long holiday before moving there?? Best of luck with that as an idea!
- Orla CLv 78 months ago
You're American in Ireland, hon.
In the US, where every white person living there is assumed to be a US citizen, calling yourself Irish is a reference to your ancestry and heritage. But to Europeans, including people of Ireland, you're American. In Europe, Irish is also a nationality, don't forget. When in Ireland, you're an American of Irish ancestry.
- Karen LLv 78 months ago
That makes you an American citizen of Irish descent now living in Ireland. If you become an Irish citizen and don't renounce your American citizenship then you are a dual American/Irish citizen of Irish descent. If you do renounce your American citizenship then you become an Irish citizen of Irish descent. See, that was easy, wasn't it?
- oldprofLv 78 months ago
You're an American citizen. But you are Irish by ancestry. There are millions of Irish-Americans in the US. In fact the number of Irish-Americans just recently surpassed the number of Irish living in Ireland.