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Thread #59844   Message #959055
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
25-May-03 - 05:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Stakeknife - Is He?
Subject: RE: BS: Stakeknife - Is He?
De Valera has a Spanish father, and he was born in the USA - which was why he wasn't shot in 1916. Which ofg course in no way meant he wasn't Itish./

And my point wasn't that De Valera wasn't Irish, it was the reverse - I was pointing out that being Irish isn't restricted to people who have Gaelic names or Gaelic ancestry. It's not about race, it's about nationality.