The journey of the Irish Earls through Switzerland

During the "Great Winter" of 1608, a group of Irish earls and their families passed through Switzerland on a journey of exile which marked a turning point in Irish history. They left Ireland after a long struggle against the English crown forces. This year, descendants of the nobles are marking St Patrick's Day by tracing their route across the Swiss Alps. (Michele Andina, swissinfo)

This content was published on March 17, 2008 - 10:46

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