IRISH families in the South of Italy

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IRISH families in the South of Italy

Postby Aether » 18 Jul 2010, 00:38

A possible displacement of Irish people to the south of Italy?

Does anybody know when they came? Kept the same surnames?

Will be very grateful for any information.

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Re: IRISH families in the South of Italy

Postby johnnyonthespot » 18 Jul 2010, 03:25

I can only guess that some Irish came to Italy for the same reason that tens of thousands (?) came to the US - because of the diseased potato crops and the famine which ensued.

That's just a wild guess however. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_(Ireland)
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Re: IRISH families in the South of Italy

Postby Aether » 20 Jul 2010, 00:57

Thank you@ I will check the site.
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Re: IRISH families in the South of Italy

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Jul 2010, 14:05

Aether go to www.ianpaisley.org and scroll down to The irish Brigade in Italy (1800's) click Rome. =Peter=
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