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Irish Birmingham: A History

James Moran

Abstract

Birmingham has long been shaped by its Irish residents. The migration caused by Ireland's potato famine gave Birmingham the fourth highest Irish-born population of any English or Welsh town in the mid-1800s. During the 1960s, one in six children born in Birmingham had at least one parent from Ireland. Today the city hosts one of the largest St Patrick's Day parades in the world, attended by an estimated 100,000 people. This book examines this important aspect of English–Irish history, and explains how events in Birmingham have influenced Irish political figures from Daniel O'Connell to Pádraic ... More

Keywords: potato famine, Irish politicians, Daniel O'Connell, Pádraic Pearse, Irish dramatists, Brendan Behan, Tom Murphy, English writers, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jonathan Coe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314742
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316043

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Moran, author