In the middle of the eighteenth century a small community of Irish people was well established in the city of Bilbao and surrounding villages. The vast majority were professional tanners. There were others who were major merchants involved in the export of Basque raw materials, chiefly coal, hake and iron ore. Most of the Irish came from the south-east of Ireland, primarily Waterford. Amaia Bilbao Acedos has written a compelling study of the formation, consolidation and integration of this forgotten and unknown element of the Irish diaspora. It is based on voluminous and detailed local archival sources and is a highly original and authoritative piece of research.
The Irish Community in the Basque Country c17.00 - 1800.
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