While I am not sure that I can claim any Irish heritage, my grandmother and all of her siblings had red hair. I inherited a bit of that and my husband tells me that I am a blond with a red head attitude. So much for putting people into sterotypes. Anyway, it seems like this time of year every has some type of Irish heritage. I love the differences in people and what they bring to the table as far as tastes, language, interests and beliefs. If you are Irish please know of my admiration for your heritage if not, blend in, wear the green,and enjoy this time to celebrate with our Irish friends.