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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Questions
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 09:52:41 +0100
David and Marla Fair wrote:
> And does it make sense that someone can be identified as coming from
> County Antrim, County Clare...Dublin and Belfast? My grandmother wrote
> all of these next to her description of her Dad and Mom on a paper I
> have. What is the connection, similarity ...or if you will, difference
> between these counties? She also mentioned Colraine (pardon my spelling,
> I know its wrong. The paper is at home.) Isn't Co. Clare mostly
> Catholic? We are definately not. My grandma was a bit... uh...
> well... prejudiced when it came to Catholics.
Think about it!!! Ireland is a very small island, and before partition
it was all the one political unit.
You are asking an impossible question because you have not given us
the time frame, or the occupation of the person involved.
If you are for example speaking of a land agent in the 1880s, then
the reason why they moved around is self evident (or at least it is to
anyone with a basic knowledge of Irish History). If on the other hand
you are talking about a farm labourer in the 1840 moving from Antrim
to Clare then you have a great mystery.
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