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One of the most important industries of the island was the sugar industry. The plantation no longer exists, however the land in which the plantation was located is now a San Patricio suburb with a shopping mall by the same name.

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Among them Miguel Conboy who was a founder of the tobacco trade in Puerto Rico. Many of the Wild Geese , expatriate Irish soldiers who had gone to Spain, or their descendants, continued on to its colonies in South America.

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Many of them rose to prominent positions in the Spanish governments there. In the s, some of them helped liberate the continent. Bernardo O'Higgins was the first Supreme director of Chile.

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When Chilean troops occupied Lima during the War of the Pacific in , they put in charge certain Patricio Lynch , whose grandfather came from Ireland to Argentina and then moved to Chile. Many communities also existed in Mexican Texas until the revolution there, when they sided with Roman Catholic Mexico against Protestant pro-US elements.

Mexico also has a large number of people of Irish ancestry, among them the actor Anthony Quinn. There are monuments in Mexico City paying tribute to those Irish who fought for Mexico in the 19th century. There is a monument to Los Patricios in the fort of Churubusco. During the Potato Famine, thousands of Irish immigrants entered the country. The diaspora to the United States was immortalised in the words of many songs including the famous Irish ballad , "The Green Fields of America":. So pack up your sea-stores, consider no longer, Ten dollars a week is not very bad pay, With no taxes or tithes to devour up your wages, When you're on the green fields of Americay.

The experience of Irish immigrants in the United States has not always been harmonious. The US did not have a good relationship with most of the incoming Irish because of their Roman Catholic faith, as the majority of the population was Protestant and had been originally formed by offshoots of the Protestant faith, many of whom were from the north of Ireland Ulster. Those who were successful in coming over from Ireland were for the most part already good farm and other hard labour workers, so the jobs they were taking were plentiful in the beginning. However, as time went on and the land needed less cultivation, the jobs the new Irish immigrants were taking were those that Americans wanted as well.

Hear me boys, now take my advice, To America I'll have ye's not be going, There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar, And I wish I was at home in dear old Ireland. The classic image of an Irish immigrant is led to a certain extent by racist and anti- Catholic stereotypes. In modern times, in the United States, the Irish are largely perceived as hard workers. Most notably they are associated with the positions of police officer, firefighter , Roman Catholic Church leaders and politicians in the larger Eastern Seaboard metropolitan areas.

Irish Americans number over 35 million, making them the second largest reported ethnic group in the country, after German Americans.

Many cities across the country have annual St Patrick's Day parades; The nation's largest is in New York City —one of the world's largest parades. Before the Great Hunger "Irish Potato Famine " , in which over a million died and more emigrated, [84] there had been the Penal Laws which had already resulted in significant emigration from Ireland. According to the Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups , in there were , Americans of Irish birth or ancestry out of a total white population of 3,, Half of these Irish Americans were descended from Ulster people, and half were descended from the people of Connacht , Leinster and Munster.

According to US Census figures from , 41,, Americans claim to be wholly or partly of Irish ancestry, a group that represents more than one in five white Americans.

Many African Americans are part of the Irish diaspora, as they are descended from Scots-Irish or Irish slave owners and overseers who arrived in America during the colonial era. Even though Irish immigration is extremely small relative to the scope of current migration, Irish ancestry is one of the most common ancestries in the United States because of the events that took place over a century ago.

Irishmen have been known in India right from the days of the East India Company. While most of the early Irish came as traders, some also came as soldiers. However, the majority of these traders and soldiers were from the Protestant Ascendancy.

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Later in the Victorian period, many thinkers, philosophers and Irish nationalists from the Roman Catholic majority too made it to India, prominent among the nationalists being the theosophist Annie Besant. It is widely believed that there existed a secret alliance between the Irish and Indian independence movements. Some Indian intellectuals like Jawaharlal Nehru and V. Giri were certainly inspired by Irish nationalists when they studied in the United Kingdom. The Indian revolutionary group known as the Bengal Volunteers took this name in emulation of the Irish Volunteers.

In the census 50, Australian residents declared they were born in the Republic of Ireland and a further 21, declared to have been born in Northern Ireland. Between the s and s, approximately , Irish settlers — both voluntary and forced — are thought to have arrived in Australia. It has also been argued that the Irish language was the source of a significant number of words in Australian English. A third of the Cape's governors were Irish, as were many of the judges and politicians. Henry Nourse, a shipowner at the Cape, brought out a small party of Irish settlers in In , John Ingram brought out Irish from Cork.

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Single Irish women were sent to the Cape on a few occasions. Twenty arrived in November and 46 arrived in March The majority arrived in November aboard the Lady Kennaway. A large contingent of Irish troops fought in the Anglo-Boer War on both sides and a few of them stayed in South Africa after the war. Others returned home but later came out to settle in South Africa with their families. Between and , there were about 5, Irish immigrants.

The Diaspora population of Ireland also got a fresh start on the islands of New Zealand during the later half of the 19th century. The ideology of striking it rich in the gold mines caused many Irish people to flock to the docks; risking their lives on the long voyage to potential freedom and more importantly self-sufficiency. Most famous places including both Gabriel's Gully and Otago are examples of mining sites which, with the funding of large companies, allowed for the creation of wages and the appearance of mining towns. Women found jobs as housemaids cleaning the shacks of the single men at work thereby providing a second income to the Irish family household.

The subsequent money accumulated with regards to this would allow for chain migration for the rest of the family left behind. The Transition to New Zealand was made easier due to the overexposure that the Irish had previously had with colonialism. They ventured upwards to the British ports, settling temporarily to accumulate the necessary finances before moving onwards towards the banks of the far away island. In doing so, they not only exposed themselves to the form of British form of government but likewise to capitalism. This aided to further the simplicity of the transition for the dispersed population.

The government aided through the use of both promissory notes and land grants. By promising to pay for the passage of a family the government ensured that the island would be populated and a British colony would be formed.

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Free passage was installed for women first between the ages of 15—35, while males between the ages of 18—40 years of age would be promised a certain amount of acres of land upon arrival in the New World. This was attributed to the installment of the New Zealand Land act. To further aid with the financial burden, free passage to any immigrant was granted after A final note with regards to importance of the Irish diaspora population in New Zealand deals with the diminished amount of prejudice present for the Roman Catholic population upon arrival.

The lack of embedded hierarchy and social structure in the New World allowed for previous sectarian tensions to be dissolved. This can also be attributed to the sheer amount of distance between the respective religions due to the sparseness of the unpopulated area and the sheer size of the islands. Irish clergy, notably Cullen, made particular use of the reach of the British Empire to spread their influence. From the s until his death in , Cullen held several key positions near the top of the Irish hierarchy and influenced Rome's appointment of Irish bishops on four continents. In the United States specifically, Irish immigrants were persecuted because of their religion.

The Know Nothing Movement sprung up during the time of the Irish's arrival. The Know Nothings fought to limit immigration from traditional Catholic countries, prohibit non-English language speaking on US territory, and create a policy where you must spend 21 years in the US before gaining citizenship. During the third and fourth waves of immigration, new arrivals faced similar discrimination and the now settled Irish would take part in this persecution of other groups.

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From the late 20th century onward, Irish identity abroad became increasingly cultural, non-denominational, and non-political, although many emigrants from Northern Ireland stood apart from this trend. However, Ireland as religious reference point is now increasingly significant in neopagan contexts. This listing is for politicians of Irish nationality or origin, who were or are engaged in the politics of a foreign country. One, preferred by the government of Ireland , is defined in legal terms: the Irish diaspora are those of Irish nationality, mostly but not exclusively Roman Catholic, residing outside of the island of Ireland.

This includes Irish citizens who have emigrated abroad and their children, who were Irish citizens by descent under Irish law. It also includes their grandchildren in cases. See also Irish military diaspora. See also Notable Americans of Scotch-Irish descent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Irish people and their family living outside Ireland over 12 million claim Irish descent.

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Main article: Irish genealogy. See also: Genetic history of the British Isles. Main article: Plastic Paddy. Main article: Irish migration to Great Britain.

See also: Category:British people of Irish descent. Main article: Irish people in mainland Europe.

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This can also be attributed to the sheer amount of distance between the respective religions due to the sparseness of the unpopulated area and the sheer size of the islands. The blight was not caused by a fungus, but rather an oomycete, Phytophthora infestans , a variety of parasite. Horowitz read an interesting paper on "Judaism and Christianity," which was followed by a spirited discussion. Diaspora does, however, differ markedly from ethnicity in terms of where it draws our attention. For both the native Irish and those in the resulting diaspora , the famine entered folk memory [5] and became a rallying point for various nationalist movements. The socialistic tone of J. With so many Jewish students of high scholarship it seemed strange that relatively few pursued graduate studies outside of the various professions.

Main article: Irish settlement in Argentina. Main article: Irish Canadians. See also: Irish Quebecers and Irish Newfoundlanders. Main article: Irish immigration to Puerto Rico. Main article: Irish Chilean. Main article: Irish Mexican.

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