25 percent of Jamaican citizens claim Irish ancestry, the second-largest reported ethnic group in Jamaica after African ancestry.

Welcome to Sligoville: The story of the Irish in Jamaica Cromwell sent many Irish to Jamaica in the 1600s. The emigration continued for more than 200 years In the mid-1990s I attended a St Patrick’s Day party in Israel where most of us were Scottish, Welsh and Irish. A man from Jamaica joined our crew. …

25 percent of Jamaican citizens claim Irish ancestry, the second-largest reported ethnic group in Jamaica after African ancestry. Read More »