Are the Irish Protestant or Catholic?
Ireland has two main religious groups. The majority of Irish are Roman Catholic, and a smaller number are Protestant (mostly Anglicans and Presbyterians). However, there is a majority of Protestants in the northern province of Ulster. More Catholics than Protestants emigrated to New Zealand.
Are Irish Protestants really Irish?
To the Editor: The five million Catholics of England, Scotland and Wales may have had Irish ancestors, but today they see themselves as Britons, just as those whose ancestors emigrated to the United States see themselves as Americans. …
What is the real reason for St Patrick Day?
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
|Saint Patrick’s Day|
|Type||Ethnic, national, Christian|
|Significance||Feast day of Saint Patrick, commemoration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland|