Irish Immigrants

About the Irish

Brief History:

People think the first settlers went at a late state in European terms which was about 10,000 years ago. People think the first farmers settled in 4000 BC. Farming made the arrival of the stone age. At about 300 BC the iron age warriors a.k.a. Celts went to Ireland from the mainland Europe.

Population Now: 4,487,000

Language: Irish


cloaks, mantles, wool cloth


Blaa (doughy white bread bun)

Irish stew

Corned beef cake

glazed corned beef


Irish heartbeat is a famous Irish song

Rogan Road


St. Patrick's day

Pumpkin carving (except they used turnips)

Interesting Facts:

  1. St. Patrick supposedly cleared the path of snakes (not true)
  2. The Irish might have been the first country to immigrate to the U.S.A.
  3. St. Patrick is actually not Irish he is from Britannia.
  4. The Irish consume over 131 liters per year.
  5. The three most famous Irish symbols are the shamrock, the harp and the Celtic rose.
  6. Many Irish last names start with "mad" or "o".

Immigrant Facts:

  1. They came for education and because of starvation.
  2. The most Irish came in 1841 to 1850.
  3. The father comes first to make money then the rest come.
  4. They settled in cities in the east coast.
  5. They didn't have any money, jobs or education.

Famous People:

  1. Paul "Bono" Hewson was a political activist and lead sing of a legendary Irish band called U2.
  2. Michael Gambson was Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.
  3. Stephen Farrely A.K.A. Sheamus is an Irish WWE wrestler.


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Recipe for Barmbrack

  • 2 1/2 cups chopped dried mixed fruit

  • 1 1/2 cups hot brewed tea

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1/4 cup lemon marmalade

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Soak the dried fruit in the hot tea for 2 hours, then drain and gently squeeze out excess tea.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch Bundt pan. Stir together the flour cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda; set aside.
  3. Beat the egg, sugar, marmalade, orange zest, and tea-soaked fruit until well combined. Gently fold in the flour until just combined, then pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Allow to cool in the pan for 2 hours before removing. Continue to cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Press the objects of choice into the cake through the bottom before serving.

  • PREP15 mins
  • COOK1 hr
  • READY IN5 hrs15 mins

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