March 17, 2012

International Ireland

John Murphy, New York Journal of Books

“Incorrigably plural” in its diverse history, Ireland has never been as isolated as its geographical position may indicate. Dr. Neil Hegarty links the island—from its prehistoric pioneers to its European financial bailout—to the wider world. International connections, from its first settlers to its increasingly multicultural population today, characterize its gene pool, its waves of invaders and immigrants, and its complex mix of political, religious, and social ingredients.

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