St. Patrick's day in Syracuse is when nearly everyone tries to wear something green and becomes Irish at heart. We caught up with a few genuine Irish folks at the annual ceremony at Stonethrower’s park on Tipperary Hill.
Many native Central New Yorkers trace their Irish heritage back many generations to the 1800's. But some like Ellen Kriegenstack are first generation Irish-American. She grew up in County Kerry, and came to Syracuse in 1967 on an American passport. Her father served in the U.S. for 30 years.