Bruce Springsteen has Irish roots

Bruce Springsteen has Irish roots

Bruce Springsteen may have been Born In The USA - but his roots are in Ireland.

Researchers have uncovered The Boss's great-great-great-grandfather was from County Kildare.

Records show Christy Gerrity was an outspoken protester who emigrated to New Jersey in 1853 with his wife and eight children.

The research was conducted by Tourism Ireland - who are encouraging people to look up their Irish heritage.

Tourism Ireland is encouraging those with Irish connections around the world to follow in Bruce’s footsteps and visit Ireland in 2016, to learn more about their heritage and explore the places their ancestors came from.

Mark Henry, Tourism Ireland’s Central Marketing Director, said: “Bruce Springsteen may have been ‘Born in the USA’ – but his ancestors emigrated from Ireland in 1853 and we are delighted to share the details of his Irish ancestry.

“We are encouraging people around the world to visit the island of Ireland in 2016 and learn more about their heritage.

“Our message to the Irish Diaspora everywhere is that there has never been a better time to visit, to trace their ancestry and learn more about their Irish roots.”

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