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Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Reiver cousins
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 23:40:16 +0000 (UTC)
In-Reply-To: <22BB9A9C72244CAF94D0CE3CC9B01A43@pc>

Tracing Irish roots to Iberia.

I remember this being stated in some article I read.

I also heard, not read, that there was a migration to Ireland from the area of the Middle East before Christ.


When Irish eyes are smiling,  you can be sure theyre up to something.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dee Byster-Graham" <>
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 5:02:51 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Reiver cousins

It is my belief that the Celtic peoples of Brittain were not a wave of
invaders from the continent but the original inhabitants, in other words
Neolithic people who lived there from about 15000bc.

The Celtic language, lifestyle, religion  was a natural 'import' from
northern Spain etc  and take up by the existing Neolithic people of the
country. This was recently proved by in-depth DNA sampling, which found very
little 'foreign' DNA was introduced until much later with Roman, Saxon,
Viking invasions.

Great discussion! Thanks to all.


----- Original Message -----
From: "donkelly" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Reiver cousins

>I believe the Native Irish came from Gaul, but can't prove it. That would
>nominally make them descendents of Abraham.

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