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Black Irish

Posted by ESC on January 12, 2000

In Reply to: Black Irishman posted by John Camachi on January 12, 2000

: What does it mean to call someone a "Black Irishman".
: Is it meant to insult or does it merely decribe one of african decent living in Ireland?

I've heard the phrase "Black Irish." I'm going to have to dig in my genealogy books for an answer on this one. It doesn't mean an African in Ireland. Off the top of my head, it means a particular sub-set of Irishman. One with dark hair and eyes rather than red hair.