What is Irish people?

  • (noun): People of Ireland or of Irish extraction.
    Synonyms: Irish, the Irish

Irish People

The Irish people (Irish: Muintir na hÉireann or na hÉireannaigh; Ulster-Scots: Airisch or Airish fowk) are an ethnic group who originate in Ireland, an island in northwestern Europe. Ireland has been populated for around 9,000 years (according to archaeological studies, see Prehistoric Ireland). The Irish people's earliest ancestors are recorded in legends – they are claimed to be descended from groups such as the Nemedians, Fomorians, Fir Bolg, Tuatha Dé Danann and the Milesians. Lebor Gabála Érenn, a book of Irish mythology tells that Milesians were Scythian descendants.

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Irish People - Irish Diaspora
... Main article Irish diaspora See also Irish Americans, Irish Argentine, Irish Chilean, Irish Australian, Irish Brazilian, Irish Canadian, Irish Mexicans ... as the Anglosphere, all have large minorities of Irish descent, who in addition form the core of the Catholic Church in those countries ... People of Irish descent also feature strongly in Latin America, especially in Argentina and important minorities in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico ...
Thomas Clarke Luby - Irish People Newspaper
... The first number of the Irish people appeared on 28 November 1863 ... This document would later form the basis of the prosecution against the staff of the Irish People ... Ryan had an informer within the offices of the Irish People named Pierce Nagle, he supplied Ryan with an “action this year” message on its way to the IRB unit in Tipperary ...
List Of Northern Ireland–related Topics - Culture
... Boys of Derry Celt Celtic calendar Gaels Irish art List of Northern Irish artists The Ormeau Baths Gallery The Ulster Museum Irish dance Irish diaspora Irish ...
British People Of Irish Descent - Irish in Britain - Irish in England
... In 2001, there were 674,786 people in England (1.4 per cent of the population) who had been born in Ireland ... This is the greatest concentration of Irish-born—as distinct from persons of Irish ancestry—abroad anywhere in the world and was equivalent to 12.1% of the population of the island of ... Sports teams with links to the Irish community also exist in England, although this is not as marked as in Scotland ...
Charles Kickham - Irish People
... The first number of the Irish People appeared on 28 November 1863 ... form the basis of the prosecution against the staff of the Irish People ... STEPHENS ” Kickham’s first contribution to the Irish People appeared in the third number titled, “Leaves from a Journal,” based on a journal kept by Kickham on his way to America in 1863 ...

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