Sorry, I meant to get this up on Monday! Unfortunately I'm "breaking" in a new computer and can't seem to catch up!
So who did you think of when you thought Irish? Kennedy, right? No, that's not the answer....and I got this right! It is Andrew Jackson! Why Jackson? Well, here's the answer:
Old Hickory was a founder of the modern Democratic Party and a fierce supporter of individual rights (except for native Americans). He is the only president whose parents were both born in Ireland. They left County Antrim for the New World in 1765, two years before Andrew was born.
There are arguments actually that Jackson was actually born at sea!