34 Facts About English Irish


English Irish diaspora refers to English Irish people and their descendants who live outside Ireland.

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The 2001 Census showed that English Irish people are more likely to be employed in managerial or professional occupations than those classed as "White British".

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Notable English Irish footballers, who were born or raised in Ireland, began moving as young adults to teams based in Great Britain since the post- World War II period.

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Great Famine in 1845 triggered a mass exodus from Ireland, with significant numbers of English Irish migrants fleeing to Britain to escape severe poverty and starvation.

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Birmingham has a large English Irish community, dating back to the Industrial Revolution, it is estimated that Birmingham has the largest English Irish population per capita in Britain.

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English Irish people have always moved to Birmingham for work especially for the construction, factory and industrial work which the city had to offer.

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Many English Irish people moved to Birmingham to build canals, roads and railways in the city's industrial past.

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English Irish said he had been given permission to reveal the names by the current head of the IRA in Dublin.

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In November 2018, Birmingham's English Irish Association revealed a memorial to those killed outside Birmingham New Street Station.

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Many of these newly arriving people were English Irish escaping the Great Famine, and could easily take advantage of all the work Bradford had on offer due to the ease to reach there from Ireland.

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In 1851, records showed that Bradford had the highest proportion of English Irish-born people in Yorkshire at the time.

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In 1871, the town was recorded as having the densest number of English Irish-born in County Durham, at 6.

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Similarly to Bradford, Halifax was a desirable location for English Irish escaping the Great Famine due to ease of access to reach, and the fact that its growth into an industrial boomtown over the 19th century coincided with the time of the famine.

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The English Irish contributed to its population growth from around 9,000 in 1800, to 25,000 by the middle of the century.

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In 1872, records showed that the English Irish numbered "from a sixth to an eighth of the population" in Halifax, with it being noted that "the political strength of the English Irish people in Halifax is considerable".

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The English Irish redefined aspects of Keighley as a town significantly.

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The influence of the English Irish led to there being a large Catholic community in Keighley, which has lived on in both Catholic churches and schools that exist in the town today.

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The Leeds English Irish Centre is on York Road on the east side of the city.

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Up to 2 million English Irish people travelled to Liverpool within 10 years during this time, though many subsequently departed for the United States.

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The English Irish have come to be a staple of Liverpool's surrounding areas; places such as Birkenhead, Bootle, Crosby, Halewood, Huyton, Kirkby, Litherland, Runcorn, St Helens and Wallasey have many ethnically English Irish residents and have inherited the Liverpool accent.

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Term 'London English Irish' relates to people born in London of English Irish descent.

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London has Great Britain's biggest English Irish population and there was a particularly big community in the 'County Kilburn' area of northwest London.

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The English Irish were said to have lived in terrible conditions and were described by Friedrich Engels in his 1845 book The Conditions of the Working Class in England.

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Areas concentrated with high levels of English Irish were known as Little Ireland around Oxford Road and later Ancoats and Hulme.

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However it was telling that the terrorists warned of the exact location beforehand to save human lives in a city with a rich history of English Irish migration, balancing a fine line of shocking Britain and alienating supporters back home.

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City's residents of English Irish heritage have been influential in the music industry.

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Middlesbrough during the latter half of the 19th century had the second highest percentage of English Irish born migrants in England after Liverpool.

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The English Irish were one of the most significant groups who took advantage of the demand for labour and moved there, and consequently many people in Sunderland today have English Irish heritage.

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Gaels came to Britain between the 4th to 5th centuries and established English Irish speaking communities in the west coast of Scotland that remain to this day.

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Sports teams with links to the English Irish community exist in England, although this is not as marked as in Scotland.

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Recently Jonjo Shelvey has become the latest in a line of Liverpool players with English Irish heritage, going back to the days of Mark Lawrenson, Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton.

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Under the management of Sir Matt Busby, Manchester United emerged as a club with a considerable English Irish following both in Great Britain and in Ireland itself, as well as having notable English Irish stars like George Best, Norman Whiteside, Mal Donaghy, Denis Irwin, Roy Keane, and recently John O'Shea.

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The Vagrancy Act 1824 was, in part, a reaction to significant levels of perceived vagrancy from English Irish people "searching for generous local welfare in England".

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The English Irish have been the largest source of immigrants to Britain for over 200 years and as many as six million people in the UK are estimated to have at least one English Irish grandparent.

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