Hey now, what's wrong with those of Irish blood who aren't in Ireland?
I'm of Irish ancestry, as my great grandparents moved from Ireland to the US and thus I'm third generation native to the United States, but my family is very much still in contact with the cousins back in Ireland (unlike most people I know of Irish ancestry who have no idea what part their family was from and such).
I'm over in the country as much as I can given financial constraints and such. I try to spend a few weeks in the summer but couldn't do so last summer do to other commitments.
My family's from the Dingle peninsula in Kerry. I have cousins in Dingle and Castlegregory, but also a few who have moved to other areas such as Dublin and Cork. BTW: I've only been to Cork three times, but it's lovely.
So do I get to come to the Irish FSM gatherings or am I too American?