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CLIP 13167

Why people immigrated from Ireland

Why people immigrated from Ireland

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Key Info
  • Why people immigrated from Ireland
  • Duration: 04:50
  • The Catholic church had strong links for Irish people immigrating to Europe but today this link now exists in a new way, in a political and economical form with membership in the European Union. Immigration from Ireland to America happened thanks to a high demand for labour. In the 1500s, fishing boats from Bristol and Plymouth would stop at Wexford and Waterford to pick up workers and fish off Newfoundland in the United States. These workers were possibly the first Irish settlement of the New World. Sourced from the programme 'Irish Empire' which was first broadcast on BBC2 on 9 September 2000.
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  • Keywords: activecitizen, local, global, citizenship, European Union, immigration, emigration, migration, emigrate, 1500s, Newfoundland, United States, IrishEmpire
Ideas for use in class
  • Consider creating a mind map to illustrate the difference between immigration and emigration. Ask pupils to discuss the reasons why Irish immigrated in the past and why the Roma immigrate today. Could be used in conjunction with 13266
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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