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    Default Protestant Population in Donegal (map)

    I was well aware of the Protestant concentration between Letterkenny and Lifford, and somewhat aware of there being a sizeable community in the south (due to the Rossnowlagh Orange march), but I was surprised to see a healthy Protestant population in the Milford EA.

    Looking at the tallies it would seem that the Fine Gael is slightly higher in those areas with 20%+ Protestant population, Sinn Fein slightly lower, and Fianna Fail about the same. Whether this is due to Protestant political proclivities is of course debatable.

    Also, it was impossible to use the census data to distinguish between COI and Presbyterians - is either group predominantly based in a particular area and would they have distinguishably different political leanings at either local (council) level or in national elections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casualbets View Post
    but I was surprised to see a healthy Protestant population in the Milford EA
    Why? There's loads of Prods in Fanad, especially in Milford but also all around Ramelton, Rathmullan and Portsalon. Just cos it's Blaney Country doesn't mean it's a Prod-free zone. An ancestor of mine was a Presbyterian preacher in Ramelton, about 100 years ago, apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    Why? There's loads of Prods in Fanad, especially in Milford but also all around Ramelton, Rathmullan and Portsalon. Just cos it's Blaney Country doesn't mean it's a Prod-free zone. An ancestor of mine was a Presbyterian preacher in Ramelton, about 100 years ago, apparently.
    Simply because I didn't realise they were there... Would many (or any) of them have voted for the Blaneys?

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    Would like to see the same for Wicklow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuizMaster View Post
    Would like to see the same for Wicklow.
    Can do. Will put it on my to-do list.

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    The other thing is, hopefully without sounding bigoted or anything, which I'm not, but there's prods and then there's prods. With very little in common.

    Also what about us atheists? Do we outnumber the prods yet? It's only a matter of time!
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    Are you using GIS software there? If so which one?
    I used to work in that area. Loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuizMaster View Post
    The other thing is, hopefully without sounding bigoted or anything, which I'm not, but there's prods and then there's prods. With very little in common.

    Also what about us atheists? Do we outnumber the prods yet? It's only a matter of time!
    Well, I don't know about atheists, but me and my candidate are going to be targetting the hitherto-untapped satanist vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuizMaster View Post
    Are you using GIS software there? If so which one?
    I used to work in that area. Loved it.
    Nope, writing it myself in Delphi. Might make it commercially available in the runup to the locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casualbets View Post
    Simply because I didn't realise they were there... Would many (or any) of them have voted for the Blaneys?
    The working class Prods, some of them yeah. The Big House/old money prods, mostly FG. Same as everywhere really.
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