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A New History of IrelandEarly Modern Ireland 1534-1691$
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T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, and F. J. Byrne

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199562527

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.001.0001

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The Irish Abroad, 1534–1691

The Irish Abroad, 1534–1691

(p.587) Chapter XXIII The Irish Abroad, 1534–1691
A New History of Ireland

John J. Silke

Oxford University Press

The unprecedented exodus of Irish after 1534 and the emigration continued unabated until the end of the Stuart monarchy and after. The exiles fled from religious and political oppression and the havoc caused by wars, depressions, and economic dislocation; abroad they found asylum, spiritual and material aid in the war against the reformation, opportunities for education and livelihood, and, as the American colonies opened up, the prospect of a better life in the New World. This chapter examines these motives for emigration to Europe and America and their consequences. This chapter also provides an outline of the European setting of the Irish exodus, the various elements that left the country, their reasons for doing so, and analyses their destinations abroad, their occupations and organisations, and their religious and intellectual activities.

Keywords:   emigration, Irish exodus, Stuart monarchy, asylum

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