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From: Michael Keaveney <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Blood of the Irish
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:59:17 +0000
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According to Tom O' Connor in his book
"Hand of History - Burden of Pseudo History: Subtitle: Touchstone of
Irish pseudo-history has blurred the ethnic origin of the Irish people by
inventing a common ancestor in the fictitious Mil of Spain.

The Celtic Fir Belg came under pressure from two fronts: the
Romans advancing into Gaul and the Angles, Saxons, Franks and Frizians from
the North. The Fir Belg first moved to southern Britain. When the Romans
invaded Britain the Fir Belg relocated in large numbers to southern Ireland.

The pre-Celtic Cruthin (Pritini) were aboriginal inhabitants of Ireland and
Britain before the Belgae colonised the southern halves of both isles,
pushing them North and hiving Cruthin communities off in isolated enclaves
country-wide. Larger enclaves such as those at Rathcroghan in Roscommon and
the Cruthin of Ulster tenaciously held their Independence.

Ireland's oldest history, the Ulidian Tales, tell of constant warfare
between the aboriginal Cruthin and invading Belgae. Tara, Rathcroghan and
Emain Macha (Armagh) belonged to the Cruthin with the
Belgic capitals recognised as being in Turoe and Athenry, Co. Galway.

Commius (Congentiatus), King of the Atrebates and Morini was also the Gann
who led the Belgic Gangani to the Shannon Estuary in the West of Ireland
from the south of England; Ireland was to be a fall back position under
threat of Roman invasion of Britain. A Belgic defence system was erected
around around their Irish stronghold at Turoe where the stone of that name
is to be found.

The Celtic La Tene Turoe Stone:
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Other images from the Book:

Dave Sherry gives a link to an ebook version in a earlier post in "Blood of
the Irish" discussion:

The book goes into detail about the construction of defensive embankments
around Fir Belg/Belgic settlements and the part that the Christian
Monastic Federations played in the birth and growth of Irish Pseudo-history.


On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 3:16 AM, <> wrote:

> Alan, have you ever heard of this book or know anything about the author?
> He seems to be re-visiting elements of ancient Irish history left
> untouched by
> most historians.:
> Hand of History - Burden of Pseudo History: Subtitle: Touchstone of Truth
> (Paperback)
> by Tom O Connor (Author)
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