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Irish-American Heritage Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your Irish roots. Connect to the stories of your ancestors from the Emerald Isle by building your family tree and exploring historical records.

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Lucky to be Irish

The Irish people have a proud history and cherish their culture, no matter where they live today. In the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day — the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint — has become a popular holiday, embraced nationwide as an opportunity to celebrate Irish heritage. The city of Chicago even dyes the Chicago River green every year in honor of the occasion. On MyHeritage, you’ll be able to explore 14 million Irish historical records and glean new information from 120 million family tree profiles with Irish origins.


Americans self-identify as Irish — almost 7 times the current population of Ireland!


Members of the Beatles were of Irish descent: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison each had an Irish grandparent


Signatories of the U.S. Declaration of Independence were of Irish origin


Cities in the U.S. are named Dublin, after the capital of Ireland

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