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The Irish in the United States

Author image - Laura Lilienthalby Laura Lilienthal on
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 Today, an estimated 80 million people people claim Irish nationality, heritage or descent – more than 17 times larger than the actual population of the Republic of Ireland, and more than 12 times the combined population of Northern Ireland and the Republic! Many members of the Irish diaspora made (and continue to make) their way to the United States – the fabled land of opportunity. Well-known Americans like the Kennedys, Ronald Reagan, Conan O’Brien and even current US President...

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New map: Irish placenames around the world

Author image - Laura Lilienthalby Laura Lilienthal on
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 Irish placenames around the world Did you know that if your town or city begins or ends with "bally", "derry", "rath" or "shan", that the placename is likely to be Irish in origin? Many Irish placenames (often anglicised versions of the original Irish names) travelled with Irish emigrants as they left home to seek new opportunities all over the world. As a result, many settlements were named after Ireland's larger cities and towns. We've mapped 6 of them for...

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