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Thread #64952   Message #1065701
Posted By: GUEST,Annegi
04-Dec-03 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
My grandfather cam fromConnemara and it was always thought in my family that the term came from the Spaniards, part the Armada, shipwrecked on their journey home - going round the west of Ireland. A name in our family is De Lapp was said to have derived from these ancestors. All of our family are the black haired variety!