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Thread #64952   Message #1576574
Posted By: GUEST,Cuairteoir
05-Oct-05 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
I have a feeling that I have read comments by GUEST (01 May 05 - 02:59 PM) on other sites with his opinions about this subject. He has a distinctive penchant for CAPITALIZATION and unproven assertions. To quote something I read recently "They don't get it because they don't want to get it". Perhaps Carlos Aradas (6 May 05) can straighten this hombre out since they are both Spanish. See www.bbs.irishroots.net and I'm sure you will able to spot him.
    For anyone who would like to find out the facts about this, you could find the book "Ireland, Graveyard of the Spanish Armada" by T.P. Kilfeather. For the academically minded, you could check out
"The Physical Anthropology of Ireland" by Earnest A. Hooton, an anthropology study, in which he actually goes "in search of" the legendary Black Irish to no avail. As someone else in this thread commented this discussion is not going to go away soon. Slan agus Beannacht!