- Irish occupations. For instance in NYC certain areas - police, subway workers - are "traditionally" Irish.
- Gangs of Ireland! We already have a Westies project.
- Huguenots. It looks like there was a large influx.
- Points of emigration / immigration.
- Quakers. In plotting my Quaker lines, it looks like they went from England to Ireland for a few generations and then on to the US - and the West Indies.
Great Erica Howton this is what we like to see, plenty of ideas.
There are some bits and pieces about the Ulster Plantation and Scots-Irish but yes it needs MORE !!
Must say, you made an interesting list and we have to get this going, not too sure about Bono though :)
Erica Howton aahhh music! Super idea, reminds me of your Ballads Project.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKbd_Ajkex0 Irish Ballad - YouTube
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_ballads List of Irish Ballads
Terry Jackson (Switzer) we have created a separate portal for Northern Ireland
Great to see so many fabulous ideas, it will be fun creating all this related projects.
The Ulster plantation and Scots Irish will be a related project for the Nortern Ireland portal
Lets make a start with the following ideas for the Irish portal
*The history of the I.R.A
*Irish music during the centuries, and the history of
*Points of emigration
*Hugenots in Ireland
Other people might like to add to this list, in the meantime if one of you is willing to tackle one of the projects above, leave your name here and what project you would like to do, ofcourse you can work together too.
I , Private User will try to tackle the History of the I.R.A.
And to answer your question Private User it is Mrs. Healy :)
EH was suggesting building out to Scottish-Irish and Isle of Man. If this approach was taken you'd have to go all over the world, I believe. An interesting side comment: did you know that the Irish Navvy (Worker on the roads and railways) was discriminated against? I think it was Kipling who called them "White Apes".
Terry Jackson (Switzer) we will build out the Scottish-Irish, the Isle of Man is a bit of a grey area eventhough it was settled by people from Ireland in the first millennium it is a is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, therefore discussable whether to put in under the Irish portal? We also have a separate portal for Northern Ireland also under British rule.
Discrimination might be another good subject, as we all know the saying from the USA in the time, 'No Irish need to apply'
I don't know what all it would involve, or exactly what everyone wants, but I could try to handle the Irish music stuff. I was in a Celtic band from 1991-2004, and have been slowly getting another group going the past few years. My focus has been traditional...so I know less about new age Irish music (like Enya) and rock bands from Ireland (like U2), but that doesn't mean I can't research those as well.
Devery Corteville that would be great if you could give it a go, if you would like some help you can count on me and I am sure there are a lot of helpful people here who would like to help too. Thank you ! Once you have created the project you can add this to the related project list in the Irish portal.
That is part of the plan to go all over the world Erica Howton, unavoidable due to mass emigration of the Irish . The irish portal thinks BIG ! :)
Irish travellers , yes another good one