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Thread #64952   Message #1065669
Posted By: MBSLynne
04-Dec-03 - 03:53 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
When I've read the term the context has always led me to believe it meant black-haired. I've heard it used to distinguish one set of Irish from the "Red Irish". I guess in these references it means the Irish of different ancestral origin.