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From: "Paul Carr" <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 22:15:34 -0000
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"Matthew Harley" <> wrote in message
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> Sam Sloan wrote:
> >
> > What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
>
> Simple really.
>
> Scoti/Scotti was the Roman name for the Irish pirates who
> raided Britain in the later days of the Roman Empire (4th
> and 5th centuries). Then a pile of these Irish Scots from
> Dal Riata in County Antrim settled across the water in
> Northern Britain and gave their name to Scotland.
>
> Then eleven hundred years later a pile of these Scottish
> Irish Scottish came back as Presbyterian planters to Ulster
> (including Antrim).

But didn't the planters come from all over Britain?
>
> Just to complicate things some say that the Scotti of Dal
> Riata in Antrim actually came across from the same part of
> North Britain, maybe in the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age!

Hence the term Cruithin?

Paul Carr



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