22 Feb

The Long Walk to Hibernia. The Italian Immigration to Ireland Diasporas, travelling nations, and travelling communities in “Chippers” by Nino Tropiano, di Silvia Boero


According to the 2008 Dublin census, four thousand Italian-Irish citizens live within the city limits: around two thousand have their residence in the surrounding areas; about sixteen hundred live in Belfast. The Italian immigration to Ireland dates further back than one might think; it can be traced to the mid-eighteenth century, when painters, sculptors, and other skilled craftsmen came to build new churches for the Catholic establishment. ...continua a leggere