In a recent discussion with Miriam O’Callaghan the Monaghan writer Pat McCabe in Dalkey Town Hall was asked about his Protestant neighbors growing up in Clones. He said there was little if any difference Catholic or Protestant and said the question reminded him of Freud’s phrase ‘the narcissism of small difference’

Recent DNA work would seem to suggest that a considerable number of the Scots who came to Ulster during the Plantation of the early 17th century were descendants of the Irish who moved to Scotland before the 10th century.

These census results would support the idea of the cultural affinity of Scotland in Ireland in linguistic terms.

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http://www.irishorigenes.com/content/irish-origenes-presentation-coleraine-november-2013#

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/6726920/coleraine-ireland-2013-dr-tyrone-bowes-updated-2111213-pdf-8-4-meg?da=y

Presbyterian Irish and English:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Presbyterian&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish+and+English&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=100

Presbyterian Irish:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Presbyterian&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=100

Church of Ireland Irish and English:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Church+of+Ireland&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish+and+English&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=100

Church of Ireland Irish:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Church+of+Ireland&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=100

Church of England Irish and English:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Church+of+England&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish+and+English&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=100

Church of England Irish:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Church+of+England&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=100

Church of Scotland Irish and English:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Church+of+Scotland&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&birthplace=&language=Irish+and+English&deafdumb=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&search=Search

Church of Scotland Irish:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Church+of+Scotland&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=50

Methodist Irish and English:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Methodist&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish+and+English&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=100

Methodist Irish:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Methodist&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=100

Independent Irish and English:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Independent&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&birthplace=&language=Irish+and+English&deafdumb=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&search=Search

Independent Irish
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Independent&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=50

Baptist Irish and English:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Baptist&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&birthplace=&language=Irish+and+English&deafdumb=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&search=Search

Baptist Irish:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Baptist&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=50

Society of Friends/Quaker Irish and English:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Society+of+Friends%2FQuaker&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&birthplace=&language=Irish+and+English&deafdumb=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&search=Search

Society of Friends/Quaker Irish

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?

census_year=1901&surname=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Society+of+Friends%2FQuaker&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&search=Search
Plymouth Brethern Irish:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&firstname=&county=Antrim&townland=&ded=&age=&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=Plymouth+Brethren&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&birthplace=&language=Irish&deafdumb=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&search=Search

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/teaching-of-irish-at-belfasts-royal-royal-academy/