Question: Do Protestants in Northern Ireland consider themselves Irish?

In Northern Ireland, national identity is complex and diverse. … Most people of Protestant background consider themselves British, while a majority of people of Catholic background consider themselves Irish.

Are Irish Protestants really Irish?

That most of Ireland’s Protestants are of Scots ancestry does not make them any less Irish. … The five million Catholics of England, Scotland and Wales may have had Irish ancestors, but today they see themselves as Britons, just as those whose ancestors emigrated to the United States see themselves as Americans.

Do Northern Ireland people call themselves Irish?

Originally Answered: Do the people from Northern Ireland call themselves Irish? The majority of Northern Irish people call themselves Irish. Unionist Northern Irish identify as British first, Irish second. Some identify as Scots-Irish.

Can Protestants be Irish?

Protestants who are born in Northern Ireland are British and / or Irish depending on their political identity and whether they choose to exercise their right to claim Irish citizenship on the same basis as anywhere else on the island of Ireland (while there is a strong correlation between nationalism and nominal …

Is Belfast Catholic or Protestant?

In the Belfast City Council and Derry and Strabane District Council areas, the figures at ward level vary from 95% Protestant to 99% Catholic.

List of districts in Northern Ireland by religion or religion brought up in.

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District Belfast
Catholic 48.8%
Protestant and other Christian 42.5%
Other 8.7%

Is a person from Northern Ireland British?

The people of Northern Ireland are British in terms of citizenship status under the UK nationality laws and also under the political constitution of being an integral part of the United Kingdom. You’re confusing the British as a geocultural nomenclature with the legislative and political nomenclature.

What nationality am I from Northern Ireland?

Key facts

Population 1.88 million people (estimated at 30 June 2018)
Capital city Belfast
Nationality and citizenship British, Irish or both
Language(s) English, Irish, Ulster Scots, British Sign Language (BSL) and Irish Sign Language (ISL)
Weather Northern Ireland forecast

Are the Irish Protestant or Catholic?

Ireland has two main religious groups. The majority of Irish are Roman Catholic, and a smaller number are Protestant (mostly Anglicans and Presbyterians). However, there is a majority of Protestants in the northern province of Ulster. More Catholics than Protestants emigrated to New Zealand.

Do Protestants play GAA?

Protestants who play GAA are as rare as hens teeth in Northern Ireland. I’d doubt if there are or were any. You have to think about the circumstances in which GAA is promoted. Its a sport taught in Catholic Maintained Schools and played in clubs by people with a mainly nationalistic/Irish political and cultural bent.

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