We are all Irish on the island of Ireland, whether we trace ourselves back to the old Gaelic invaders, to the Vikings, the Anglo-Irish, or invaders who came to Ireland under Cromwell or King William, or to other professionals and soldiers who conquered Ireland at other times. This ragbag of liquorice all-sorts is who we are and what we are. In like manner, the concept embraces all new arrivals in Ireland.

Keogh. R. M. 2010. Family History and Identity; the March of a Nation. Irish Roots; Issue 73; pp. 8-9.