The descendants of Spanish-Armada-era marriages between shipwrecked Spanish sailors and the women of the island that they nearly invariably washed up on, Ireland. They had no practical way to return to Spain (due to a complete lack of a large enough vessel to sail the north atlantic), and therefore lived out the remainder of their lives on the emerald isle. Their multiracial children had skin of a darker hue than the often pale Irish, and in accordance with the notoriety of Irish racism, these children were labeled "Black Irish" and often found themselves to be outcasts. Centuries of generational breeding have pretty much eliminated any noticeable difference between those with Black Irish blood and those without.
Juan O'malley is Black Irish.
by Phunkspace March 03, 2005
Top Definition
A mostly antiquated term that was used predominately in the U.S. and
Canada refering to people of Irish descent
who have black hair.
Most of the stories about the black Irish are myths. They are just people of Irish descent. Not all Irishmen have red hair and freckles.
by left4ded April 13, 2005
One who is of irish decent but has dark hair and olive skin. Not always meaning they are also italian
I am 100% irish but i am also black irish
by fhfhfh July 03, 2005
Some Irish person mistakenly believed to be decended from Spanish Armada Sailors, or Barbary pirates (Sack of Baltimore). More likely decended from Mesolithic Basque people (genetic markers give high indication). Term is used in America but mostly unheard of in Ireland.
Black Irish
by jbirdjbird October 13, 2008
1)Real Irishmen. Not Blondes or Ginger Snaps with freckles or any garbage like that. Despite popular belief, Black Irish is not from Spain, because the ORIGINAL Celtic inhabitants of the British Isles all had black hair, the Celts being from Gaul (France, hence the language Gaelic) so they had black hair. The only reason why most Scotch-Irish people have blond or red hair and freckles is because of the humungous Viking and Saxon influence. Therefore, Black Irish is the Real Irish. The End.
Ignorant NorthEasterner:"Hey Spick!"

Black Irishman:"I'm not Hispanic a-hole, I'm Irish!"

Ignorant NorthEasterner: "Oh, you don't look like no dirty Mick!"

Black Irishman: "It's called Black Irish you ignorant retard!"
by dhawk123 March 08, 2009
THE HOTTEST THINGS TO EVER TOUCH THIS PLANET!!! seriously, i want one soooooooo bad!!!! the males are are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous. they're fucking hot!!!!!!!!
Black Irish are fucking hot, no question about it.
by Naomi K March 04, 2006
Someone of atleast one black and irish backround, who can do amazing things with no effort, but can't seem to do normal things right.
"who knows how to drift a jeep... that would be blackirish"
by Black.Irish.Yo April 20, 2009
a boy that instead of running up walls successfully runs into them, trespasses on property everyday of the week and gets caught, totally not sneaky, works at kfc, tries && fails miserably to get every girl he sets his eyes on && tries to get dome every chance he gets.
"you cheated on me with her.!!"
"you gave dome to who.?!"
"god, your a such a blackirish."
by pahahhaahdomee. July 27, 2009

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