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

Examining what it means to have Irish blood, outlining where Irish DNA comes from and who are the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe. Of interest to anyone with Irish ancestry who wants to understand their genealogy.

enantiodromija: “ ..that’s why I love Irish people … by Elena Shumilova…

A Previous Pinner: enantiodromija: “ .that’s why I love Irish people … by Elena Shumilova…

Meet Priya, Taahira's daughter from Brother Mine, and the reason she finally decides to escape her imprisonment. (You can read an excerpt on my website - tamilund.com):

Photo (Inspiration Lane)

little girl with ginger hair. Blue eyes and ginger hair is the rarest combo. Most gingers have brown or green eyes.

oh ireland

oh ireland

oh ireland<<as an Irish person I can confirm this, also why so many Irish people are coeliac

Irish Tinker Traveller with horse and baby in Ireland

Irish Tinkers On the Road in the Ireland by Janine Wiedel irish traveler

How do Australians shower? Just like you! First we get a little wet, then we put some shrimp on the barbie.

25 Ridiculously stereotypical memes reveal how different people take showers (Favorite Meme)

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 (the hubby will need this translator ;

From The Book Irish Tinkers: A Portrait of Irish Travellers in The 1970s -  Janine Wiedel

From The Book Irish Tinkers: A Portrait of Irish Travellers in the - Janine Wiedel

What is Black Irish? Photos of Black Irish People - Interesting idea but not certain how sound. No references to origin. 'Black Irish' is not skin color but reference to hair color.

What Is Black Irish? Photos of Black Irish People

What is Black Irish? Black Irish is a colloquial term. The most traditional explanation of Black Irish refers to people that have Irish ancestry and have black hair, pale skin, and blue or green eyes.

Meet Eoin Darby, founder of Irish People Living in New Zealand Facebook page - WorldIrish

'Small useless potato' – 16 of the weirdest descriptions from the Irish-English dictionary - WorldIrish

DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought -- http://Sott.net

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*

Ulster Scots Women: "Neither is there any record of complaint by them against their lot; There were no schools for them, either in Scotland or Ulster.

Irish people are not impressed by SNLs Aer Lingus sketch

Irish people are not impressed by SNL’s Aer Lingus sketch

Irish people are not impressed by SNLs Aer Lingus sketch

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