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How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

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Ever wanted to know how Irish people wrote before they adopted the Roman Alphabet? This is the 'Ogham Alphabet' and its how the pre-Irish used to write. This book, the "Book of Ballymote", dates to at least 1st Century BC.

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The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. During the famine Ireland's population dropped by 20–25 percent, one million people died, and a million more emigrated from the island. The proximate cause of the famine was a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. The blight was so devastating because one third of the Irish population was entirely dependent on the potato for food.

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from Owlcation

Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland

For a long time the myth of Irish history has been that the Irish are Celts. The latest research into Irish DNA has confirmed that the early inhabitants of Ireland were not directly descended from the Celts/Keltoi of central Europe. In fact the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe are to be found in the north of Spain in the region known as the Basque Country. These same ancestors are shared to an extent with the people of Britain - especially the Scottish.

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We're still Scottish - It may seem like there is no need for this, but I was once told, "You celebrate St. Patrick's Day, don't you? Of course you do, your surname is Scott." (Cheryland Jennifer)

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Irish People http://www.irelandonvideo.com/view-video/fights-to-dublin The Irish people are an ethnic group who originate in Ireland, an island in northwestern Europe. Ireland has been populated for around 9,000 years

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from The Huffington Post

Ten of Dublin's Best Breakfasts

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