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  1. Mar 18, 2022 · The term is commonly used to describe people of Irish origin who have dark features, black hair, a dark complexion and dark eyes. A quick review of Irish history reveals that the island was...

  2. Black people in Ireland, also known as Black Irish, Black and Irish or in Irish: Daoine Goirme/Daoine Dubha, are a multi-ethnic group of Irish people of African descent. Black people, Africans and people of African descent have lived in Ireland in small numbers since the 18th century.

  3. The term " Black Irish " was initially used in the 19th and 20th centuries by Irish-Americans to describe people of Irish descent who have black or dark-coloured hair, blue or dark eyes, or otherwise dark colouring. [1] [2] This meaning is not often used in modern Ireland, [3] where "Black Irish" usually refers to Irish people of African descent.

  4. Oct 7, 2021 · People such as Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Eddie Murphy, Billie Holiday, and Beyonce all have traces of Irish DNA or Irish ancestors. Read more. Who were the Black Irish, and what...

  5. Apr 25, 2023 · From the Spanish Armada, to the Battle of Kinsale, to the Slave Trade, and more, let's get things straight surrounding the Black Irish. We take a look at some truths and myths surrounding the...

  6. Jun 7, 2023 · From blue eyes, to freckles, to blonde hair, it’s impossible to confine Black people into a singular expression. While it may surprise you, from the earliest African arrivals on Irish shores, Black people have played an important role in shaping Irish society.

  7. 'Black Irish' is often a description of people of Irish origin who had dark features, black hair, dark complexion and eyes. A quick review of Irish history reveals that the island was subject to a number of influxes of foreign people.

  8. Jun 7, 2023 · From the earliest African arrivals on Irish shores, Black people have played an important role in shaping Irish society. Although there aren’t very many Black people living in Ireland...

  9. Oct 7, 2023 · It features internationally-recognised figures like Phil Lynott, Rhasidat Adeleke, Christine Buckley, Ruth Negga and Love Island star Dami Hope, as well as everyday heroes who...

  10. Jul 4, 2020 · Many young black Irish people like myself are first-generation Irish – the first in our families to have been born and raised here.

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