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Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
04-Dec-03 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
I once came across a book called the "Black Irish of Jamaica", so to me "Black Irish" are people with dark skin and both Irish and African ancestry. (I suppose we all have African ancestry, but I don't mean as far back as that ...)

so there goes consensus even on the meaning of the term!