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From: Merritt Mullen <>
Subject: Re: Immigration to England from Ireland
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 08:37:55 -0700
"D. Doyle" wrote:
> We were part of Great Britain only because GB decreed so . The Irish people
> did not think so. So we did emigrate to a foreign country.
Ireland may have been part of the United Kingdom, and it has always been
one of the British Isles (geographically), but it has never been part of
that large island called Great Britain. Ireland (the island) is the
second largest island in the British Isles.
The Irish may have thought of England as a foreign country (just as the
people of Wales and Scotland may have), but that doesn't mean they
needed passports or had to go through formal immigration procedures to
travel to England, Scotland or Wales.
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