Where Were You Grandparents Born?

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Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:09 pm The Liberties, Dublin, Ireland
The Liberties, Dublin, Ireland
The Liberties, Dublin, Ireland
The Liberties, Dublin, Ireland

... same for mum and dad, all from The Liberties, Dublin, Ireland

They didn't get around much in them days.
Famous wine drinkers, I heard..
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All born between 1900 to 1905

My DNA Ethnicity Estimate on 'Ancestry':
55% England & Northwestern Europe (can range from 44 - 64%)
19% Scotland (can range from 0 - 32%)
17% Ireland (can range from 5 - 23%)
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simonpaulthomas wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:49 pm So, are we to summise that basically, the Irish get everyfuckingwhere?
I’ve always associated Irish immigration to the UK with Manchester and Liverpool above anywhere else. Never knew too many Londoners who’d talk about Irish heritage.
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That’s certainly true of my family - my Nan first stopped in Liverpool when she came over from Belfast, but didn’t like it so moved elsewhere. My fathers family from Manchester were Irish immigrants going back a generation or two as well.

There is a fairly big rugby team called London Irish though, so I guess that’s a giveaway!
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btajim - mcfc wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:40 am I’ve always associated Irish immigration to the UK with Manchester and Liverpool above anywhere else. Never knew too many Londoners who’d talk about Irish heritage.
It was as massive as in Northern cities, and also any English speaking cities anywhere in the world. Huge diaspora.
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Stepney/Shadwell/Wapping.

Most of my family moved about 400 yards in 400 years. it's only since the eighties that people started moving out.

One strand of my great-great-great-grandparents on my mum's side came from Ireland in the mid 19th century. Tipperary mentioned on the census - which is a long way, apparently.
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simonpaulthomas wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:03 am That’s certainly true of my family - my Nan first stopped in Liverpool when she came over from Belfast, but didn’t like it so moved elsewhere. My fathers family from Manchester were Irish immigrants going back a generation or two as well.

There is a fairly big rugby team called London Irish though, so I guess that’s a giveaway!
I hate rugby which is an abomination for a man of a Welsh background!

In all seriousness, I don't know many Londoners who talked about their Irish heritage or had Irish surnames. In Manchester, if there were a group of ten of us then five would have Irish parents / grandparents. Immigrants from other places seemed to have made Newham their home.

I'm the Merseyside part of Cheshire now and the ladies at work have been talking about first holy communions for a niece / child. I'm Anglican so this stuff means nothing to me.
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Samba wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:21 am Famous wine drinkers, I heard..
Actually Guinness as they all worked in the brewery (the blokes anyway).
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Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:28 am Actually Guinness as they all worked in the brewery (the blokes anyway).
Two Irish blokes from Cork I knew wouldn't touch Guinness in this country.
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btajim - mcfc wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:40 am I’ve always associated Irish immigration to the UK with Manchester and Liverpool above anywhere else. Never knew too many Londoners who’d talk about Irish heritage.
Do the London areas of Kilburn, Cricklewood, Neasden and Harlsden mean anything to you? Huge Irish areas of London as well as Camden Town and Tottenham.




Also Birmingham and Luton had huge Irish communities too. You have to remember Ireland in the 40s, 50s and 60s really had nothing to offer the general population much in the way of employment so the UK and America were the destinations for young people at the time.
btajim - mcfc wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:50 am Two Irish blokes from Cork I knew wouldn't touch Guinness in this country.
Understandable, Cork people usually prefer Murphy's which is brewed in Cork and has a sweeter taste than Guinness.
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I only ever lived in Newham and all the Londoner friends I had came from there. I think of office after office I worked in and pretty much everyone wasn't from London originally.
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btajim - mcfc wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:40 am I’ve always associated Irish immigration to the UK with Manchester and Liverpool above anywhere else. Never knew too many Londoners who’d talk about Irish heritage.

Whilst most of my Grandparents are from Pompey, if you go back further, there is some Irish there too!! Also some French - apparently a PoW from the Napoleonic war.
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ageing hammer wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:19 am Cork
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btajim - mcfc wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:40 am I’ve always associated Irish immigration to the UK with Manchester and Liverpool above anywhere else. Never knew too many Londoners who’d talk about Irish heritage.
Anywhere where there was a Catholic school/ church you'd find some Irish, west Indians, etc..

Wild assumption based on a massive sample size and my experience of growing up in forest Gate :crylol:
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btajim - mcfc wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:40 am I’ve always associated Irish immigration to the UK with Manchester and Liverpool above anywhere else. Never knew too many Londoners who’d talk about Irish heritage.
Irish immigration to London goes back centuries. One of the first Irish areas was St Giles in the fields,which was known local as the holy land,little Dublin and little Ireland. My ancestors lived there in early 1800s and back.
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Maternal: Chesterfield x2.

Paternal: Grandad in West Ham, Nan in King's Cross.
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