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Did you know there are 300,000 – 700,000 ‘IRISH People’ Currently In Jamaica?

Irish Jamaicans are Jamaican citizens whose ancestors originated from Ireland. Irish people are the second-largest reported ethnic group in Jamaica, after Jamaicans of African ancestry. Population estimates range from 300,000 to 700,000, making Irish Jamaicans up to 25% of Jamaica’s population. Most Jamaicans with Irish ancestry also have African ancestry. The first wave of Irish immigrants occurred in the early 17th century, […]

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