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From: "Raymond W. Ryan Jr." <>
Subject: Fw: The Irish in America
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 22:56:24 -0500


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> From: Raymond W. Ryan Jr. <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: The Irish in America
> Date: Wednesday, January 28, 1998 1:09 AM
>
> Hi SaraWeb,
> Although the main thrust of the potato famine was felt in the west and
> northwest of Ireland, Northern Ireland also suffered many hardships
during
> this time due to the blight. I would be interested to know the source of
> information that "then wanted to be known as the "Scotch-Irish." Did
they
> call themselves "Scotch-Irish" in the 1840s? Also, if they lived during
> that time and in Ireland, why not call them the "potato people"? The
> famine was pretty much Ireland-wide. Thanks for your answers.
> Best regards,
> Ray
>
> Raymond Whiting Ryan, Jr. (descended from: Boyd, Carmichael, Harkness,
> Andrews, Wilson, Baskin, Skinner, Lester, Butler, Mullins, Edwards,
Evans,
> Liggan, Aiken, Macklin, Farley, Ryan, and others still trying to figure
> out) equals = Scotch, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scots-Irish.
>
> --------
> > From: SaraLWeb <>
> > To:
> > Subject: The Irish in America
> > Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 6:08 PM
> >
> > The first installment of this program opened with a parade of kilted
> pipers
> > playing "Scotland the Brave". The Scotch-Irish immigration to America
> was
> > given about the first 10 minutes. I know this might sound prejudicial
> but the
> > program has made it very clear to me that our Scotch-Irish heritage
> certainly
> > is not that of the "potato people" (this is what they are called in the
> > documentary) and I understand why we then wanted to be known as the
> "Scotch-
> > Irish".

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