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# Irish Roots

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# Irish Roots
Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration
The president’s heritage traces back to Ballina in Co Mayo and the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth.
# ché mo laoch
From Patricio Lynch to Che Guevara: The story of the Cuban revolutionary's Irish links
We spoke to Epic, the Irish emigration museum about the Irish lineage behind Che Guevara, Rihanna and the US social activist Mother Jones.
# green blood
A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier
The 27-year-old hopes to meet her family in Belfast for the first time next week.
# Hollywood
Walt Disney came to Ireland in search of leprechauns and gold
The Hollywood legend has, in fact, a direct line to county Kilkenny.
# facing history
'I was thinking that even if Sexton put the kick over, we could still have won it'
All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty recalls breaking Irish hearts in 2013.
# Irish Roots
'I'd love to play in an All-Ireland Final' admits England cricketer Eoin Morgan
The batsman also claims his hurling days don’t influence his cricket as much as many believe.
# Irish Roots
5 things that connect Grace Kelly to Ireland
Following numerous visits to Ireland, this island isn’t keen to let go of its link to the famous Hollywood actress. So much so, Mayo is even giving her a festival.
# First Lady
Michelle Obama shares husband's Irish roots
Part of Michelle Obama’s ancestry has been traced back to Irish immigrants.
# Irish Roots
Polar bear ancestry traced back to... Ireland?
Yep. Scientist have linked modern polar bears with ancient Irish brown bears.