Gael Brethren: Black People of Irish Descent

Gael Brethren: Black People of Irish Descent

March 17, 2014 |  by  |  UR Affairs, UR Kaleidoscope


The term “Black Irish” is often used in reference to people of Irish descent with black hair and otherwise “dark” features compared to what are considered typical Irish physical characteristics (think Jennifer Connelly or Lara Flynn Boyle).

As folks around the world mix and mingle, a present-day definition of Black Irish goes deeper than hair color. Here is a list of Black people who have reason to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day…

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  1. So am I!!! Probably about 1/3 at this point in my family chain. Tullamore Dew, anyone … LOL

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