Why did the Catholic and Protestant fight in Ireland?
Unionists and loyalists, who for historical reasons were mostly Ulster Protestants, wanted Northern Ireland to remain within the United Kingdom. Irish nationalists and republicans, who were mostly Irish Catholics, wanted Northern Ireland to leave the United Kingdom and join a united Ireland.
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. …
Is Ireland still under British rule?
Ireland became a republic in 1949 and Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom.
Do Protestants live in southern Ireland?
Protestantism in the Republic of Ireland (Irish: Prostastúnachas) refers to Protestantism in the Republic of Ireland and its predecessor, the Irish Free State. Protestants who are born in the Republic of Ireland are Irish.
Number of Protestants by denomination.
Is Southern Ireland mostly Catholic or Protestant?
Religion. Ireland has two main religious groups. The majority of Irish are Roman Catholic, and a smaller number are Protestant (mostly Anglicans and Presbyterians).
Did Protestants died in the Irish famine?
Of the 2.15 million people lost over the period, 90.9% were Catholic, and for every Protestant lost 7.94 Catholics were lost. This ratio is, however, slightly misleading as before the Famine Catholics outnumbered Protestants by 4.24 to one.
Is Scotland a Catholic country?
The Gàidhealtachd has been both Catholic and Protestant in modern times. A number of Scottish Gaelic areas now are mainly Catholic, including Barra, South Uist, and Moidart.
|Catholic Church in Scotland
|English, Scots, Gaelic, Latin
|Saint Ninian, Saint Mungo, Saint Columba
Which country has no religion?
According to sociologist Phil Zuckerman, broad estimates of those who have an absence of belief in a god range from 500 to 750 million people worldwide.
By population as of 2004.
|People without religion
Is Scotland more Catholic or Protestant?
Just under 14 per cent of Scottish adults identify as being Roman Catholic, while the Church of Scotland remains the most popular religion at 24 per cent. Both of Scotland’s main Christian religions have seen a drop on support, although the Church of Scotland’s is much more pronounced.