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Posted By: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
04-Dec-03 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
some have postulated it goes back farther than the Armada to the Ibero-Celts who came to Ireland and displaced the Tuatha de Danaan already here. always meant black hair, blues eyes and fair skin to describe a type of Irish features, as opposed to freckled red or strawberry blond folk.