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From: Murchadh <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 06:00:37 GMT
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On Mon, 10 Mar 2003 01:20:56 -0000, "Micky Keenan"
<> wrote:

>Sam - The term "Scots-Irish" is used nowadays by those currently living in
>Northern Ireland who are descended from Scottish Planters. I think the
>greatest concentrations now are in North Down, Belfast and Antrim.
>The term "Scotch-Irish" is an American phrase used to describe those who
>emigrated from Ireland during the 17th and 18th Centuries. They
>predominately settled in the frontier regions of Pennsylvania ie Western &
>Northern Pennsylvania. I believe they came from Planter stock and where thus
>predominately Protestant. The later waves of emigrants came from the
>Catholic population.
>Hope this helps

I'd say that was an accurate summary.


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