Many of my readers have read my History Made Fun stuff. I want to travel to Ireland and thought I would do my tongue in cheek Irish History.
Why am I writing this? I’m Jewish, not Irish.
According to DNA, Britain and Ireland were settled by people from what is now Northern Spain 10,000 years ago. People kept heading North, these people were certainly not interested in the Costa Brava, but headed for the cold and damp. It was before we knew about coffee, writers and Seattle. We didn’t call them the Irish yet, nor were they writers.
They built places like Newgrange. So that’s what the Flintstones were based on. Who played Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty? 🙂
Then the Celts came. Great jewelers, love of poetry, song and a good fight. DNA has now shown us, the majority of the Irish ancestry, no matter who came is still from the original settlers. The Celts brought ideas and language. Because of DNA, we are finding this is the pattern throughout much of the world. A small population with ideas and possibly better weapons. I called a previous blogposts Irish with sticks. No insult intended here, but I need the rhyme, so here we go, Micks with Sticks. (I would love to have someone come up with some Gaelic rhymes). So the Celts had sticks and other toys, I mean weapons. Hurling was better than using swords and spears…Maybe.