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
Descended from the ancient Celts, as many as 100 million people all over the world are believed to have Irish ancestors. The majority of MyHeritage DNA users of Irish descent come from Ireland, Great Britain, and Australia, and many come from Canada, the U.S., and New Zealand.