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From: "Barra McCain" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Waves and Celts
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 08:09:57 -0600
Right, the book of invasions would be an account of ruling dynasties, and in
that case prone toward a violent removal of the previous powers-that-be.
But the average fellow herding his cattle lived through the events.
Also remember the Gaels coming in to Ireland late, circa 55 BC, were coming
from a Rb1 area and following their own people over. What the books call
the Milisians look to be a couple of very dynamic tribes from the north of
Spain, who would not take the Roman yoke, and split for greener (and more
free) pastures. There would have been both Gaels and Cymraeg speaking Celts
in Ireland previous to the arrival of the 'official' Gaels. A change in
I think the Book of Invasions still give a interesting account of the shifts
of power between one Celtic group to another. It is interesting how much
folk memory remains of these events. The conflict between the Druids of the
Connachta (later the Eoghanachta) and the followers of Cromm, etc. very
remarkable that we still know of these events.