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August 11, 2009 3:26 PM Subscribe
Can I get an Irish passport? (complications inside)
posted by lazywhinerkid to grab bag (8 answers total)
This question got me wondering if I can get an Irish passport. I have a few friends who have been successful based on the fact that their grandparents were born in Ireland. I think I may be able to as well, but there are a couple complicating factors.
1. I'm adopted: the Irish in me comes from my birth mother's family. I have documentation, etc. which shows my change of names and uh, owners I guess you could say.
2. My birth grandfather was born in Armagh, which is in Northern Ireland, but in the link above it says that anyone "born on the island of Ireland" before 2005 is eligible for Irish citizenship. I guess that includes him?
I definitely plan to ring the nearest consulate but would like to try and have an informed conversation! Thanks so much.