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Placing migration in history: geographies if Irish population movements

Duffy, Patrick (2006) Placing migration in history: geographies if Irish population movements. In: Migration and Myth: Ulster's revolving door. The Ulster Local History Trust, Belfast, pp. 22-37.

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Abstract

About 70,000 immigrants entered the Rebublic of Ireland in the twelve months before this conference at the end of 2005, and the Central Statistics Office estimates that there will be a need for approximately 30,000 per annum for the next ten years. Apart from the quite sudden social consequences of a multi-cultural society in-the-making in Ireland, one of the most noteworthy aspects of this immigration, in a broader historical context, is that it is the first significant in-migration to Ireland for three or four centuries. The last comparatively large-scale immigration occurred in the seventeenth century, during the last half of which up to 100,000 Scots came into Ireland.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Migration; Immigration; Irish population; Myth; Ulster
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 1238
Depositing User: Prof. Patrick Duffy
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2009 14:20
Publisher: The Ulster Local History Trust
Refereed: Yes
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