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From: Mary <>
Subject: Re: Fw: The Irish in America
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 07:01:10 -0800


But wasn't the show THE IRISH IN AMERICA produced by Disney???

What do you expect???

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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.
>>
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>> > 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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