I never have been real keen on the Red-haired Irish thing. When
discussing ancestry, many people have told me through the years that I
don't look Irish because of my dark hair and blue eyes. I always wondered
about this until I went to Ireland-- and saw a WHOLE lot more people
that looked like me than I did red hair and freckles, etc.
It's always amusing when people try to "out-Irish" or "out-Scot" each
other. Heck, I play uilleann pipes-- if that's not Irish enough, I guess
I never will have a claim to any of it.