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Posted By: Manitas_at_home
03-May-05 - 01:55 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
I thought the Armada myth had been debunked. They were surely too few survivors to make much difference to the bloodstock. However, the earliest settlers of Ireland and the Western Isles are believed to have come up from Spain and there were plety of trade links over the centuries.