What would you like to do?

What is the difference between orange Irish and green Irish?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

orange Irish are mainly protestants who see themselves as british, they are descended from English and scottish planters who arrived in Ireland in the 17th century. The meaning behind orange is the orange order which celebrates the battle of the boyne in 1690 when king William of orange (protestant) defeated king James (catholic). Green Irish are mostly roman catholic and see themselves as Irish. They are descended from Irish natives who have always lived in Ireland. Green is the general colour of Ireland and this is why they are called the green Irish.
3 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

What is the difference between Scottish and Irish?

Scottish vs. Irish Ireland and Scotland are two separate and distinct geographical regions with different historical and cultural backgrounds, and with separate governments.

What is the difference between Irish and Celtic?

Irish are considered to be one of the six Celtic nations. You can be Celtic and not be Irish. Irish, Scots Highlanders, Manx, Welsh, Bretons and Cornish are all Celts. Sometim

What is the difference between linen and Irish linen?

  Irish linen is the name of a textile fabric woven or knitted in Ireland. It is an Irish brand name that infers quality, and confidence.   Linen is simply the same thi

What is the difference between Irish republican and Irish nationalist?

im Irish and to my knowledge, the difference between a republican and nationalist is similar to that of a loyalist and unionist. generally speaking, republicans and nationalis

How do you tell the difference between an Irish jig and an Irish reel?

An Irish Jig has a 6/8 Tempo, while an Irish Reel has a 4/4 Tempo. An Irish musician put it to me this way: If you can say "Black and Decker, Black and Decker" to the music, t

What is the difference between English and Irish?

This question is too broad to answer sufficiently in a few lines. Its on par with asking " whats the difference between " Americans" and "English"? However in a nutshell Irela

What is the difference between Gaelic Irish and Anglo Irish?

Anglo-Irish was a term used historically to describe a privileged social class in Ireland, whose members were the descendants and successors of the Protestant Ascendancy, Angl

Who is the ulster Irish and what is the difference between them and the Scots Irish?

Theres no such thing as Ulster Irish as Ulster is in Ireland north and south so don't mean to sound cocky but you must have made that up :S secondly Ulster-Scots is the correc
In Ireland

What is the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral?

Well obviously they are different occasions. Weddings are happy occasions, funerals are sad occasions. People come together and celebrate the wedding or at a funeral to comm

What is the difference between the Scots-Irish and Irish?

The question asks about Scots-Irish, not Scotch-Irish. This is an  important distinction. Scots-Irish are Americans descended from  Scots (Scottish) who migrated into Northe