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Re: Black Irish

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Re: Black Irish

Posted: 16 Sep 2013 1:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCarthy
My great grandfather and most of his brother and sister's came to Western Upstate New York right after the civil war. They were land owners not far from Cloonbannin Cross, Co Cork. Some of the family stayed in Ireland with the farm. Most of the McCarthy's in my family have black, black hair. I was told that was why they are call "Black Irish." I was also told to never, ever wear Orange...LOL.

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