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From: "Brian McConnell" <>
Subject: Re: Irishmen soldiering for other countries
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 12:59:03 -0300
A lot can change with time too and even in Ireland and N. Ireland it
varies depending on location. Some of my family come from Monaghan,
County Monaghan. The Presbyterian church there celebrated its 300th
anniversary in 1997. It was established as a Scots Covenators Town.
By the time of my grandfather though a good many of the Scotch-Irish
understood Irish. In fact some of the services in the Presbyterian
church were given in Irish.
Over here YES I suppose it does depend where you live and the lines
are in some ways becoming more and more drawn. Now in the Maritimes
for example we have 3 different school boards, one for the Acadians
(French), one for the Micmacs (Indians ) and one for everyone else's
kids. Oh there is also one exclusively African-Canadian school too.
So, I guess those can make for pretty stark lines.
The difference in Ireland I guess is that so much for so long has been
based on religion - and just religion. Then out of that has come
something much more ugly being a sort of ethnic nationalism - and out
of that the violence that now sickens so many of us.
>> But, it also seems you have to leave Ireland
>>or Ulster before you can see that. Over there the lines are often
>>still more clearly drawn.
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