When did the French Huguenots arrive in Ireland?

When did the French Huguenots arrive in Ireland?

Small numbers of refugees came to Ireland, mainly via England, from 1620 to 1641, and again with Cromwell in 1649, but it was in 1685, after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which had guaranteed them toleration, that the main body of Huguenots began to arrive, mostly from the countryside around the city of La …

Why did French Huguenots come to Ireland?

Following the French Crown’s revocation of the Edict of Nantes, many Huguenots settled in Ireland in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, encouraged by an act of parliament for Protestants’ settling in Ireland.

Are there Huguenots in Ireland?

About 10,000 Huguenots are thought to have come to Ireland, mostly settling around Dublin, Cork, Portarlington and in Co Antrim and Co Down. Though the French quarter in Cork city held the highest concentration of the population in the county, some Huguenots also established themselves in Youghal.

Where did the Huguenots settle in Ireland?

Where did the Huguenots settle in Ireland? Approximately 5000 French Huguenots came to live in Ireland. The largest Huguenot settlements in Ireland were in Dublin and Cork. Other sizeable communities were in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Lisburn in Co.

Did the French settle in Ireland?

The Huguenots and the British Isles Small waves of French Protestant immigrants had arrived in Ireland as early as the reign of Elizabeth I. Then in 1662, following the restoration of Charles II, the Irish Parliament passed a law to encourage the immigration of French Protestants.

What is a Huguenot name?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a Huguenot surname, although the term tends to be used as shorthand for the names of people who have been shown by the historical records to have been Huguenots.

Where are Huguenots?

Huguenot, any of the Protestants in France in the 16th and 17th centuries, many of whom suffered severe persecution for their faith.

Do Huguenots still exist?

Huguenots are still around today, they are now more commonly known as ‘French Protestants’. Huguenots were (and still are) a minority in France. At their peak, they were thought to have only represented ten (10) percent of the French population.

Who was a famous French Huguenot?

A series of religious conflicts followed, known as the French Wars of Religion, fought intermittently from 1562 to 1598. The Huguenots were led by Jeanne d’Albret; her son, the future Henry IV (who would later convert to Catholicism in order to become king); and the princes of Condé.

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