03/21/10 - posted by John Martini
"Black Irish" are supposedly the descendants of shipwrecked Spanish sailors, survivors of the Great Armada of 1588 that tried to sail around the north ends of Scotland and Ireland after having their poop decks kicked by Sir Francis Drake.

Many ships didn't make the passage, and their stranded crews supposedly washed up on the shores of Ireland and intermarried with the locals.

Or so goes the legend.
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