Wherever Green Is Worn by Tim Pat Coogan
The Story of the Irish Diaspora

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The population of Ireland is five million, but 70 million call themselves Irish. Here is their story in all its richness and complexity. Tim Pat Coogan traveled around the world where green is indeed worn to talk to the people who weaved the tale of "a dream born in a herdsman's shed and the secret scriptures of the poor." Along with American presidents, best-selling authors and Riverdancers, Ireland gave the world a caring tradition borne by missionaries and teachers who spread a message of hope and the panorama of their life abroad comes alive in this magisterial work.
 

About Tim Pat Coogan

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Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. Author, broadcaster and former editor of the Irish Press, he has written several books, including two definitive works just published by Palgrave, The Troubles and The IRA
 
Published September 7, 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan. 768 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Catholics of Ulster Marianne Elliott Penguin £25, pp688 Buy it at BOL Wherever Green is Worn Tim Pat Coogan Hutchinson £25, pp757 Buy it at BOL Buried in the careful research that Marianne Elliott has put into The Catholics of Ulster, there are nuggets of emotion.

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There are also reminders of the hostility faced by Irish immigrants, especially in Britain in the 1950s, who were met by notices outside lodging houses that read "No Irish need apply" and often "No Irish.

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Coogan, biographer of Michael Collins and Eamon DeValera, again tackles a boisterous, unruly Irish subject—the diaspora.

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