Irish ‘ghettoes’ in 19th-century Preston

Heat map of Irish in 19th-century Preston LancashireDoes the district known as Little Ireland that was firmly established in Preston by the middle of the 19th century qualify as a ‘ghetto’? It was home to Irish immigrants attracted by the town’s employment opportunities and driven by the famine that was devastating their country. The map above suggests there might indeed have been an Irish ghetto in the town, but the reality was more complex:


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