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Noel Gaeilgeoir Oasis star Noel Gallagher claims he's Irish and has 'no English blood' in him

Noel and his brother Liam were raised in the UK by Mayo woman Peggy Gallagher and their father Tommy before they became household names in the 1990s.

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Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has said that he and his brother Liam consider themselves to be Irish in his new autobiography, Supersonic.

The Oasis musicians were raised in the UK by Mayo woman Peggy Gallagher and their father Tommy before they became household names in the 1990s for hits such as ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Champagne Supernova.’

And although the brothers grew up in Manchester, Noel has revealed that they feel strongly connected to their Irish roots.

“We are Irish, me and Liam,” Noel explained.

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Noel and Liam Gallagher in 1997. Picture by Jill Furmanovsky

Noel and Liam Gallagher in 1997. Picture by Jill Furmanovsky

Noel and Liam Gallagher in 1997. Picture by Jill Furmanovsky

“There is no English blood in us, and anybody who knows that will know there is drinking and then there is Irish drinking. Irish drinking can be endless.

“Oasis could never have existed, been as big, been as important, been as flawed, been as loved and loathed, if we weren’t all predominantly Irish.”

The 54-year-old recalled some fond memories of playing The Point Theatre in Dublin, now known as the 3Arena, with his mother cheering her sons on in the crowd.

“I remember those gigs at The Point being, like, wildly emotional with the crowd and all that,” he shared.

“I remember it being breath-taking, the energy and the vibe in the room, it was unbelievable. You could feel it, and it was almost like we were not worthy of that.

“But I didn’t like me mam coming to gigs. I was always on edge; I could never relax with me mam at gigs.

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Continuing, he said: “Mam’s not impressed by all this rock-and-roll business. She is proud and all that, but I guess there are some bits where she’s completely and utterly just gone, ‘You f***ing knobheads,’ cringed and rightly so.

“I wanted to make her proud. I speak to me mam three or four times a day. So I’d be always reassuring her.

“Mam was an angel, still is,” Noel added.

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