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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 04:03:36 +0200
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Paul Carr wrote:
> "Matthew Harley" <> wrote in message
> news:...
>
>>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?

There were other migrations of what became Protestant Anglo-Irish from
the time of Elizabeth, but particularly from Cromwell's time. He
couldn't pay his army so he gave them Irish land. (That's a nutshell
comment. The issues are far wider than this.)

Renia


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