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 Ulster-Scots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the native Irish Catholics attempted to expel the English and Scottish settlers, resulting in inter-communal violence and ultimately leading to the death of somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 settlers.
The migration of Scots to Ulster occurred mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries (as detailed in the articles History of Scotland and Plantations of Ireland).
The Scottish population in Ulster was further augmented during the subsequent Irish Confederate Wars, when a Scottish Covenanter army was landed in the province to protect the settlers from the native Irish Catholic forces. /wiki/Scots-Irish   (758 words)

 Scots-Irish American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scots-Irish are descendants of the Ulster Scots immigrants who travelled to North America from Northern Ireland in the late 17th and 18th centuries.
In the 1820s and 1830s supporters of Andrew Jackson emphasized his Irish background, as did James Knox Polk, but since the 1840s it has been uncommon for a Protestant politician in America to be identified as Irish, but rather as 'Scots-Irish'.
40th President, 1981-88: Reagan was the second of two sons to John "Jack" Reagan, a Catholic of Irish American ancestry, and Nelle Wilson, who was of Scots-Irish and English descent. /wiki/Scots-Irish_American   (2088 words)

 The Migration of the Scots-Irish
Scots settling in Ulster could expect to rent land for a period of 21 to 31 years, sometimes longer (as much as three lifetimes).
The effective preaching and public education by the Presbyterian church in the Lowlands of Scotland left the Scots with a deep rooted suspicion for religious authority and a hatred of the old Catholic church that would effect their role in the Ulster plantation of the next century.
The native Irish, though displaced from their land holdings, remained by and large as cheap laborers. /ulster.html   (4241 words)

Ulster Scots Society of America Non-sectarian, non-political cultural and social organization committed to the promotion of the general awareness of the Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish) history and heritage in America.
Scots-Irish is the term for ethnicity which is a mix of Scots and Irish, or for a person or people of such ancestry.
Institute of Ulster Scots Studies The University of Ulsters Institute of Ulster Scots aims to explore the history, heritage and legacy of the Ulster Scots people. /encyclopedia/article-Scots-Irish.html   (413 words)

 The Scots-Irish: The Thirteenth Tribe
Native Irish chieftains, deeply resentful of their changing circumstances, took to the wilds as outlaws, and as ‘woodkernes’ represented a real threat to the more isolated settlers, many of whom were wiped out in midnight raids.
While still King of Scots he had been preoccupied with the problems posed by his own minorities in the Highlands and Islands, whom he once described as ‘utterly barbarous.’ In the 1590s he had even sponsored a scheme of internal colonisation or plantation, handing over the island of Lewis to a party of Lowland adventurers.
The descendants of the Scots migrants were later to face a similar threat on the American frontier. /books/paterson/scots_irish.htm   (2671 words)

Ethnic Scots from the Lowlands with names like McDonald, McClung, McKee, and Campbell were as anglophilic as they were; and a variant of their language—the Scots dialect of poet Robert Burns—was also spoken in the northern shires of England south of the Tweed where it's known today as Geordie or Tyneside.
The "Irish tract" was thus populated by grim, determined dissenters who attended meeting from forenoon 'til dusk on the Sabbath but also invoked the power of charms and spells to prevent witches from plaguing them with supernatural hardship.
To the Scots, eating oat cake and warming at peat fires in their hovels on the boggy Scottish moors, the forests and streams of northern Ireland beckoned like Canaan to the Israelites. /~mgf2j/irish.html   (4086 words)

 The Scotch Irish & Ulster Scots
Scotch-Irish / Scots Irish and Ulster Scots, the history and culture.
Scotch Irish and Ulster Scots, NI Logos™® ©2004
The Scotch Irish Ulster Scots have for to long been forgotten and misrepresented, this site goes some way to rectifying that situation.   (141 words)

 Ulster Scots-Irish
The native Irish resented the intrusion of Scottish (and English) interlopers on their ancestral lands, and their resentment exploded in 1641 in bitter insurrection.
Under the Jesuits the Irish people had become fervently Catholic; to them the Protestants of Ulster were heretics as well as interlopers.
Any Scot who had the inclination might now take the short journey across to Ulster and there, on easy terms, acquire a holding of land reputed to be far more fertile and productive than any he was likely to know in his own country. /surnames/migration-scotch-irish.htm   (1848 words)

 Scots Irish and the US
SCOTS IRISH are the decendants of the Scots who immigrated to Northern Ireland (flag shown above) mainly in the 1600's and then many moved on to the US in the 1700's.
The influence of the Scots Irish on the formation of the US as we know it today is little known from Dunlap who printed the Declaration of Independence to Davy Crockett in the Wild West to Sam Huston in Texas and even to George Bush today.
The Scots Irish population in Northern Ireland today is much less than 1,000,000 - this shows how many left to find a new life in America and why almost every Scots Irish family has relations in the US and also New Zealand and Australia. /WallStreet/1250   (381 words)

The Irish tenants were charged high rents for their land adding additional economic burdens on their families.
The lands that were confiscated had belonged to Irish Earls who had left Ireland seeking help from Spain and Rome to fight the English crown.
The immigration was precipitated by the English Monarchy who tried to exert its own political and religious authority over the citizens of Ireland, including the Presbyterian Scots, causing constant struggles for religious tolerance, civil liberties, and political rights such as holding office or having representation in government. /Local_History/scotch-irish.htm   (1837 words)

 BBC News NORTHERN IRELAND Cash boost for Ulster Scots
Ulster Scots speakers have welcomed commitments by the UK and Irish governments to spend £350,000 reviving the language.
Ulster Scots Heritage Council spokesman Nelson McCausland, who is a unionist member of Belfast City Council, said the support they expect would be used to establish the language within the education system and to encourage new literature.
The Irish government has pledged £250,000 and the UK government £100,000 to help promote the language, mostly spoken in rural Protestant communities in Northern Ireland. /1/hi/northern_ireland/570614.stm   (420 words)

 A people or a liquor? - the Scots/Scotch-Irish debate
The Ulster Scots, more commonly identified in America as the “Scotch-Irish,” were a group of people that made their way from Scotland to North America by way of Ireland.
On one of his motor coach treks, he made a point of commenting that “scotch is a beverage, Scots are persons.” While I cannot personally attest to the validity of the story, there definitely seems to be a bit of confusion when it comes to calling a certain group of people by a certain name.
As a result, Scots Presbyterians, French Protestants (Huguenots), and English Protestants created a stir by establishing their religious practices in a land that was use to Catholicism. /Heartland/Hills/1850/PageHH/handh11-16-99.html   (584 words)

 Wall Street Journal Articles
Matched with this rebelliousness was a network of extended family "clans," still evident among the Scots-Irish, built on an egalitarianism that measured a person by their own code of honor, courage, loyalty and audacious leadership.
The Scots-Irish are derived from a mass migration from Northern Ireland in the 1700s, when the Calvinist "Ulster Scots" decided they'd had enough of fighting Anglican England's battles against Irish Catholics.
But it is political nonsense to consider the Scots-Irish as part of either. /articles/wallstjrnl/scotsirishvote.htm   (1390 words)

 People of Ireland - The Scots, part 1
Viking invasions and settlements in the ninth and tenth centuries interrupted relations between the Scots and Irish, but, in the middle ages, Scottish mercenary soldiers, the formidable gallowglass, found a market for their martial skills in Ulster and settled easily among a kindred people.
History and geography have combined to make Ulster almost as much a Scottish as an Irish province; the Scots have played an important role in shaping the life of the province, but they have, like other peoples, contributed their share of disharmony and conflict in Ireland.
The Irish, it has been said, gave the Scots their name, their language (Gaelic) and their Christianity. /aarticles/history/people/irishpeople/scots.shtm   (513 words)

 Search Results for "Scots-Irish"
The variety of Scots spoken by the Scotch-Irish.
Of or relating to the Scotch-Irish or their variety of Scots....
Section along West Running Brook settled as Londonderry by Scots-Irish in 1719.... /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Scots-Irish   (181 words)

 Country and folk music owes a great deal to the Scots Irish pioneers
The term Scots-Irish is an Americanism, used by historians to separate the Irish Presbyterian migration from the later Irish Catholic migration of the 19th century but it was first used back in 1573, you can read about that is the "What about the name section".
There are those who prefer the term Ulster Scot and there are those who claim the term is a complete fabrication and deserves no recognition, sadly allot of Irish historians and musicians fall into the latter section, apparently we lack genes required to compose memorable ballads such as Danny Boy and win famous battles.
I only mention the latter two as its wouldn't be factual or fair to claim that the Scotch Irish were responsible alone for country music as we know and have known it, but it is very fair to say they have been by far the biggest influence. /Ulster_Scot.php4   (1455 words)

 Whiskey Bar: War Party
Like the modern settler movement in the West Bank, the Ulster Scots became the hardest of the hard core, serving as Protestant shock troops in the civil and religious wars that raged across the British Isles for the better part of the century.
But culturally, the Scotch Irish are the heart and soul of "Jacksonian nationalism," which in turn is the ideological foundation for what I'll call the Permanent War Party -- the political wing of Eisenhower's Military Industrial Complex.
This was particularly appropriate, since the Ulster Scots were ideological first cousins to the Protestant Dutch settlers who later colonized South Africa -- and eventually gave the word "apartheid" to the world. /archives/000030.html   (2446 words)

 Ulster-Scots & Irish Unionist Resource - The Scots Immigration / The Plantation.
Scots to English in Ulster was 20 to 1.
The native Irish were defeated by the English in the Nine Year War.
Queen of Scots) came to the throne in 1603, the border was finally /docs/articles/historical/ulsterscots6.htm   (803 words) Scots Kings by Hugh McGough
The Scots and Picts met in battle on August of that same year, and the Scots suffered a brutal defeat in which Alpin was captured and beheaded." Mac Alpin's Treason: The End of the Picts.
In 637 in the battle of Magh Rath, Domhnall, Irish Kings #146, defeated Congal, king of the Dal nAraide and Ulster, who was the nephew and agent of King Domnal Brecc of Dal Riada, and thus ended the control of the kings of Dal Riada over their Irish possessions, including the ability to collect taxes.
Further confirmation that the Irish of Dalriada were the Scoti who settled in Scotland as early as the fourth century, and eventually gave Scotland its name, is found in Settlement on the Western Seaboard c. /hugh/scotskings.html   (8475 words)

 GeoNative - Eire - Ireland - Irish Gaelic - Ulster-Scots
Ulster-Scots is a variery of Scots proper, or Lallans, spoken in Scotland.
The official Irish name of the state is Éire, but take in mind that in Irish this name designates the whole island, Ireland as a whole, not just the Republic.
Irish: Marion Gunn / The Irish language in the United States: a Historical, Sociolinguistic, and Applied Linguistic Survey. /Athens/9479/eire.html   (907 words)

 The Patriotist - Jimmy Cantrell
The same dynamic worked with Scots and between Scots and Irish: there was much changing of specific denomination with the maintaining of a basic Celtic culture.
In shifting Irish Dissenters to thinking of themselves exclusively as not Irish, the Anglophilic Empire folks got Ulster Protestants to do their bidding by reforming their sense of who they were.
The many Irish Protestants who came to Philadelphia or Baltimore and headed south and west or to Charleston or Savannah and headed north and west came before the Orange Order played the major role in redefining and reshaping Ulster Irish Protestant culture and identity. /jcarch/jc20040119.htm   (1230 words)

 BBC News SCOTLAND Scots hide Irish heritage - report
Scottish businessman John McGuire said most Scots of Irish descent were proud of their heritage and family history and were more likely to celebrate this than hide it.
Dr Joseph Bradley has suggested a side to being Irish that is less worth celebrating, with Scots-Irish people frequently hiding their root out of fear of hostility.
People of Irish descent in Scotland often feel ostracised, discriminated against, and hide their roots to avoid hostility, according to a new report. /hi/english/uk/scotland/newsid_1271000/1271193.stm   (563 words)

 The Irish at Home and Abroad: Scots-Irish in Colonial America / Magazine / Irish Ancestors /
For the purposes of this article, the term "Scots-Irish" refers to settlers who were born in or resided in Ireland but whose earlier origins (whether personal or ancestral) were in Scotland.
Scots-Irish immigrants came from the historic province of Ulster (in the north of Ireland).
This article focuses on sources and techniques in American records for tracing Scots-Irish immigrants who came to colonial America. /ancestor/magazine/articles/iha_scotsus1.htm   (639 words)

 The Scots-Irish in America
The common notion is that they are a mongrel breed, partly Scotch and partly Irish; that is, the progeny of a cross between the ancient Scot and the ancient Celt or Kelt.
With these English and French Presbyterians they freely intermingled and intermarried, but with the old Irish, their relations were those of the Hebrew and the Canaanite; it was war to the knife, and the knife to the hilt.
Whatever blood may be in the veins of the genuine ScotchIrishman, one thing is certain, and that is that there is not mingled with it one drop of the blood of the old Irish or Kelt. /~newriver/pa/dinsm1.htm   (21956 words)

 HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE - Conservative News, Views & Books --
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America is Webb's affectionate tale about the long trek across time, the ocean and the land, by which the cultural and religious treasures of this hardy people came to dominate a new nation.
Religion aside, "the typical lowland Scot," Webb writes, "was bound to a complicated set of loyalties to his clan and willing to serve his laird, but he answered in his honor to no one." Above all he valued family and martial valor.
These were the hardscrabble characters who, weary of the turmoil in Ulster, left in groups of families and landed in four great waves from the 1720s to 1775. /article.php?id=6027   (2006 words)

 Letter to the Editor - Scots vs. Irish
The Irish you speak of were almost entirely Ulster Scots Presbyterians with virtually nothing in common with the Catholic Irish.
Many of the Ulster Scots were there only a few years before moving on to America in the 18th Century.
The 10 were Scots and 8 of those were Ulster Scots. /clubs/History/Newsletters/1995/April95-1.htm   (558 words)

We should be proud to be Scotch Irish, the impact we have had on the world is to say the least monumental and also disproportionate.
It will let you see just how the Scotch Irish came to be, what they did, what they believe in, where they came from, where they went, what they did when they got there and who they are today.
All opinions and facts expressed in the website, newsletter, unless otherwise stated, they are solely the opinion of the writer and do not necessarily represent the opinions of, its partners, affiliates, sponsors or anybody else on the planet for that matter. /main.php4   (736 words)

 Are You Scots Irish? - Stormfront White Nationalist Community
Ironically, after 1000 years, the Scots’ name was applied to a Pict-Scot-Angle-Saxon-Norman-Viking-Irish ethnically mixed society with a political system modeled after England, yet fiercely independent.
The modern Irish bagpipe has a bellows that is pressed using the arm and is played in a sitting position.
IM part irish and scottish, so i wore my green cause i dont want to be pinched. /forum/showthread.php?t=192116   (860 words)

 Slugger O'Toole: Our Scots-Irish Presbyterian heritage celebrated...
I have always thought Irish culture reflected more 'enlightened values' judging by some of the comments I have seen on Slugger about settlers and the Scots/Irish it looks like I was wrong and prejudice and bigotry isn't confined to protestants.
On a general level, I do detect that the culture which the Scots-Irish brought with them to America is dying out amongst Ulster Protestants in modern times (possibly for being too Irish sounding?).
No one asks you to stereotype Irish culture (that would appear to be some kneejerk reaction of your own to logical debate), but at least in that case there IS a culture, a language, music, etc., etc. to stereotype. /archives/2005/08/our_scotsirish.php   (8381 words)

 Scots-Irish in Appalachia
The Scots-Irish that settled in the region came here partly as a result of English political and religious domination, as the Scots were "imported" to the Northern Ireland province of Ulster to help tame some of the rebellious spirit of the Irish.
The Irish are often associated with the harp, but that sophisticated and expensive instrument was often limited to the ruling classes that were allied with England.
Other words that have Irish roots are "galore" (go leor in Irish, meaning "enough" or "plenty"), "shanty" (sean tigh, meaning "old house"), "slob" (slaba, meaning "mud"), "slew" (sluagh, meaning "host, army, or crowd"), "smithereens" (smidirini, meaning "small pieces"), and "whiskey" (uisce beatha, meaning "water of life"). /scottst37.htm   (705 words)

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