What is Black Irish? The most traditional explanation of black Irish refers to people that have Irish ancestry and have black hair, pale skin, and blue or green eyes. My grandmother told me "Black" Irish were descendants of Selkies and Irish.
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
What is Black Irish? Black Irish is a colloquial term. The most traditional explanation of black Irish refers to people that have Irish ancestry and have black hair, pale skin, and blue or green eyes. Their eyelashes and body hair are also noticably black.
What is Black Irish? The term is used among Irish Americans and sometimes confuses people. We explain what it means and feature photos of black Irish people - celebrities with this type of Irish descent.