PodcastWere the early Irish black? David Vance2 September 20232 September 20233 New ”scientific evidence” suggests that the early Irish were dark/black skinned with blue eyes. How plausible is this? Find a whole lot more at https://davidvance.net Click to rate this post! [Total: 1 Average: 5]You must sign in to voteHits: 230 Post navigation Previous: National Service – good idea or not?Next: The Point of Podcasts 3 thoughts on “Were the early Irish black?” No, “Black Irish” refers to the Irish people who have BLACK hair, as opposed to red or blond. The lead singer for Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott, is proof. My father was Irish and he had black hair . He was known as paddy dhu locally ( county donegal ). Dhu means black . Others would be called Ban if they had light hair colouring ( ban means white ) . For example, Mickey Ban . Comments are closed.