For a long time the myth of Irish history has been that the Irish are Celts. The latest research into Irish DNA has confirmed that the early inhabitants of Ireland were not directly descended from the Celts/Keltoi of central Europe. In fact the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe are to be found in the north of Spain in the region known as the Basque Country. These same ancestors are shared to an extent with the people of Britain - especially the Scottish.

Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland

For a long time the myth of Irish history has been that the Irish are Celts. The latest research into Irish DNA has confirmed that the early inhabitants of Ireland were not directly descended from the Celts/Keltoi of central Europe. In fact the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe are to be found in the north of Spain in the region known as the Basque Country. These same ancestors are shared to an extent with the people of Britain - especially the Scottish.

Being irish! Northern Irish dialect translation  Do the Irish in Northern Ireland really speak like this??

Being irish! Northern Irish dialect translation Do the Irish in Northern Ireland really speak like this??

The typical Irish face from thousands and thousands images of everyday people from Ireland, giving one  final portrait. To see more, go here. http://www.mediadump.com/hosted-id167-average-faces-from-around-the-world.html

The typical Irish face from thousands and thousands images of everyday people from Ireland, giving one final portrait. To see more, go here. http://www.mediadump.com/hosted-id167-average-faces-from-around-the-world.html

Black Irish American Jennifer Connelly in Western style photoshoot

What is Black Irish? Photos of Black Irish People

The Ultimate Guide to Irish Slang + Irish vs. American terms | via http://www.sara-sees.com

The Ultimate Guide to Irish Slang + Irish vs. American terms | via http://www.sara-sees.com

DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought  >  Very interesting conclusion - from the Basque people in Northern Spain!

DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought > Very interesting conclusion - from the Basque people in Northern Spain!

Scotch-Irish Immigrant -- I wonder how many people realize that the Scotch-Irish were *Scottish*, and not Irish....They were Scots that moved to Ireland {who then later moved to America}. *shakes head*

Scotch-Irish Immigrant -- I wonder how many people realize that the Scotch-Irish were *Scottish*, and not Irish....They were Scots that moved to Ireland {who then later moved to America}. *shakes head*

Fun and Interesting Facts About Ireland: Irish Fun Facts for St. Patrick's Day

Irish Fun Facts

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