I really am part Irish. My maiden name was Ferrall, a very Irish name. Family lore has it that my great grandfather was an Irish sea captain. He sailed up the Chesapeake Bay and settled in Maryland. Also according to family lore our name used to have an O' (O"Ferrall). When my grandfather entered the US Navy, sometime before WWI, they said he didn't need the O' so they took it off. When in elementary school, my brother and I would dress up for St Pat's day. Me in a pretty green dress and my brother in a huge necktie covered in green shamrocks. We usually got invited to the pricipal's office as he was also of Irish heritage. So I still celebrate "The wearin o' the green". I certainly don't want to get pinched.