Well, my hubby is Irish, wonder if that would count. LOL I'm Russian, but I have been able to fit in pretty much anywhere I've been, probably because I don't act "uppity" as my neighbor says.<quoted text>
You would not want to go there. If you think you have experienced culture shock here, you would be in for a rude awakening there among a very "clannish" peoples that would not accept an "outsider", especially one formerly from Mass. LOL
That clannishness is a direct heritage from their Scotch-Irish background that largely developed from County Armargh, Ireland.
I have developed a weird accent, though. It's sort of a blend of Ma. and Ky country...after having been here for 15 years.