up second-generation Irish was, for Morrissey, ‘confusing’.25
The parents of Marr (born Maher) hailed from Athy, Co. Kildare, and
settled – during the early 1960s – amongst a large extended Irish family in
Manchester.26 Marr recalls that he was raised in a ‘young Irish community’,
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and was ‘surrounded’, in his early years, ‘by Irishculture’, noting that ‘it does
rub off ’.27 If this dimension of Marr’s upbringing was augmented by visits to
Ireland, it was also maintained by his
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