I have no idea where the “Black Irish” started, but my grandfather had always said that his anscestors were “Black Irish”. He had the black hair and blue eyes that are sometimes associated with the Black Irish. His father and uncles had more features than him. They had blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5 feet 7 inches. My grandfather’s sons also had these features. Like I said I have no idea where the Black Irish came from, but I do beleive they are part of our Irish history.
Hello Halldin. Is this the column you are on about?