In what respect Irish are different from English?

  1. H P Roychoudhury profile image47
    H P Roychoudhuryposted 7 years ago

    In what respect Irish are different from English?

  2. iskra1916 profile image60
    iskra1916posted 7 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    In short:
    Irish people have their own language which is different from English, many of us speak both languages fluently.

    English/British imperialism tried hard for 800 years to eradicate Irish culture, language etc in much the same way as they did in the Indian sub-continent during the times of the British Raj.

    Coincidently, British/English imperialism via their tactics of divide & conquer, created sectarian divisions, just like in the Indian Sub-continent, then eventually imposed partition on Ireland.

    Historically & culturally the Irish are a Celtic people although in modern times this means very little, except to racists.

    The real difference is that Ireland has been a victim of British  colonialism & imperialism.