What is Black Irish? Photos of Black Irish People

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    Jennifer Connelly, Black Irish
    What is Black Irish? The term tends to be used among Irish Americans and sometimes leaves people of other ethnic groups perplexed. This hub will explain what black Irish means and features photos of black Irish people -- celebrities who have Irish descent and have these features.
    What is Black Irish?
    Black Irish is a colloquial term. The most traditional explanation of black Irish refers to people that have Irish ancestry and have black hair, pale skin, and blue or green eyes. Their eyelashes and body hair are also noticably black.
    The Beautiful Siouxsie Sioux -- Possibly Black Irish

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    The Beautiful Siouxsie Sioux, Black Irish?
    The Case of Siouxsie Sioux
    I had always thought Siouxsie Sioux (born Susan Janet Ballion) of the punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees was Irish. According to her Wikipedia bio, she is Belgian Walloon and English. I am convinced that Siouxsie has Irish blood through the English side simply because she is just about the most Irish-looking human being I've ever seen, with her lovely square-oriented face, blue eyes, and black hair. Not only that, but her band name is very Irish sounding (banshee, anyone?), and many of her songs have Celtic sounds to them. Listen to The Last Beat of My Heart, below, and you will see what I mean.
    More Black Irish Celebrities

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    Rob James Collier, Black Irish
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    Lara Flynn Boyle, Black Irish
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    Peter Gallagher, Black Irish
    Where Did the Term Black Irish Come From?
    During periods of high European immigration to the United States, European-descended people had a tendency to distinguish ethnic European groups and sub-groups from one another. The majority (65%) of Irish people have brown hair. Since only 15% of Irish people have black hair, and within that 15% almost all of them fair-skinned and blue or green-eyed, classifying them with the term "black Irish" made them instantly distinguishable as a sub-group. This was a way of also noting that black Irish people have a tribal differentiation from the tribal makeup of people with more typically Irish features. But it should also be noted that black Irish are higher in number than redheaded Irish.

    What Are the Origins of Black Irish People?
    There are many theories. There is evidence that a small percentage of prehistoric people that lived in present-day Spain and Portugal (Iberian Peninsula) migrated to present-day Ireland. The Iberian Peninsula already had different ethnic subgroups of people living on it, including people from the Eastern Mediterranean. Many ethnic Iberian groups have also since died out. Another theory notes that the Irish were originally descended from Scythians, from present-day Iran (and that these people also migrated to Spain). They were white-skinned with black hair. They intermarried with other tribes in Ireland and the results were blue and green eyed people with black hair and fair skin. It should be noted that there hasn't been any exclusively proven theory as to how the black Irish came about. Black hair can be found in almost every European people, so these specific features are not exclusive to the Irish in Europe. Another even smaller group of Irish people (around 1% of the population) have black hair, light or tan skin, and brown eyes. This group is also sometimes referred to as black Irish.

    What Are Some Examples of Notable People that Are Black Irish?
    Lara Flynn Boyle, Peter Gallagher, Rob James Collier, and Jennifer Connelly all have Irish ancestry, and all four of them would be called black Irish in the colloquial sense.

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    Aw shit say it ain't so! Have always thought Jennifer Connelly was one of the finest-looking women I've ever laid eyes on.
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    She's only part Jewish actually, she mainly identifies as being Irish. She did an interview w/ "Inside the Actor's Studio" a few years ago where she clarifies that. She is, however, fucking hot.


    Siouxsie Sioux I always thought of as a Jew. I saw her play when I was a kid @ a music festival back in the day.


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    Maybe jewish women, but with no semitic traits.
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    Siouxsie Sioux isn't Jewish but she may as well be.

    She's not Irish, "black" or otherwise, either, as a quick look at Wiki attests.
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    What is Black Irish?


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    It's worth having a glance at Wiki (or the other usual places) but they're often not particularly accurate.
    Jews in particular frequently mask their true identities and are often to be found in Wiki and similar listed as "Christians" or being a Nationality which they clearly aren't.

    Cases in point:

    - John Kerry (Cohn / Cohen), the fake "Irish" Democrat politician
    - Madeleine Albright, another Jew (pretends to be a Christian)
    - Timothy Geithner, claims to be a Christian but is almost certainly a Jew
    - A huge percentage of the original :jew: Bolsheviks, most of whom hid behind Russian names and pseudonyms

    etc.
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