Native or diaspora, Irish is Irish, providing you take a genuine interest in that Irish bloodline and are aware of and appreciate how much Irish blood has been spilled for your right to call yourself Irish.
Irish Famine Pot, Nenagh, County Tipperary - Famine pots are giant cast iron vessels, which were created to cook large volumes of soup to feed the starving Irish in 1847, the bleakest year of Ireland’s Great Hunger, now known as ‘Black 47′.
My favorite Irish symbol; the Claddaugh (with a shamrock here). It represents love (the heart), loyalty (the crown) and friendship (the hands holding the heart). I have this symbol all over my house and tattooed on my ankle. On a side note, the shamrock represents the Holy Trinity (God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost) and St. Patrick used them to teach this to children. (pinned from @KatieSheaDesign.)
St Brigid's Well Kildare Ireland The site of St Brigid's well in Kildare is a very spiritual place There is a strong link with the pre-Christian celts who also venerated Dana, who was the greatest of the de Danann goddesses; she was the mother of the Iris