Art Vandelay wrote:Black Irish
is that the same thing as the genetic mixing due to the Spanish Armada defeat
Just about everything I've read says that that is a myth. Though there is no consensus (I've read everything from the dark traits coming from original settlers from Eastern Europe, a pre-historic race of settlers from Africa or possibly Phoenicians, among other theories). The only thing that seems to be certain, is that it doesn't come from ship-wrecked Spaniards.