Welcome to the history of Ireland blog where we discuss all things history. We discuss historical topics here in Ireland and topics abroad that effected Ireland such as the American war of Independence, world war 1 and world war 2. The history of Ireland is not just about the nation of Ireland but its effects on the world. It is estimated that there are 70 million Irish people in the world that could claim an Irish passport. For a nation of just 5 million people that is pretty impressive. How is it possible I hear you ask? Well millions of Irish people emigrated during the famine of Ireland in 1985. 2 million of these people fled to both the UK and America which is why many UK citizens and Americans can trace their routes back to ireland.
Great cities like New York, Boston and Chicago were shaped by Irish culture and Irish history. We go in depth in these topics to explore what exactly the Irish in America did and how did it shape modern America. If this interests you then please take a read of our blog as we are sure you will find it as interesting as we do!