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Subject: [R-M222] Nial Icon
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:04:50 +0000 (UTC)
"Did FTDNA do away with their Nial icon for good with the recent change in
personal pages? I haven't seen it since they changed and someone just
wrote and told me it disappeared from their personal page.
I say good riddance. It just caused confusion."
Absolutely. Even on this forum, participants tend to forget that Nial (if he really existed) allegedly came from the Roscommon area of Connacht, not from Ulster; and he had several brothers, including Fiachra and Brion who, again allegedly, founded the Ui Fiachrach and the Ui Briuin. The late Joe Donohoe, who did extensive work on the latter in his Breifne Clans project, once told me that when he excludes project members who are Airghialla-1 and Airghialla-2, 80% of the remaining are M222. Unfortunately, I don't believe anyone has done similar work with the Ui Fiachrach.