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

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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