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Just finished working and I am now heading downtown St Pete to listen to Celtic music, have a Guinness or two and enjoying being of Irish descendant. Between 1820 and 1930, 4.5 million Irish immigrants arrived in the USA. Some of my Irish family arrive then but most arrived in the late 1680’s and early 1700’s with some of them fighting in the American revolution. Now more than 34.7 USA residents claim Irish ancestry. That’s more than 7 times the current population of Ireland!