VIDEO: These First Generation Irish People Brilliantly Describe What Being Irish Is To Them

"When someone says 'you're a foreigner', I'm like 'well what gives YOU the right to say that to me, when I grew up the same way you did?'"

The latest offering from Facts. offers an incredibly interesting insight into the mentality of first generation Irish people.

Having been born of parents from another country, these folks have had to struggle against being labelled as foreigners all their life, with all the annoyances that entails, despite identifying as Irish. 

Watch them speak above, where they express their thoughts on what it actually means to be Irish.

But what is Irishness to you? Let us know in the comments.

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