Does Ireland Live Up To Its Most Famous Clichés? Yes, It Does
After visiting Ireland on several occasions, I have come to realize that most of the preconceived ideas we have on Ireland and its people are, in fact, absolutely true. http://toeuropeandbeyond.com/ireland-cliches/ #travel #Ireland
"He's quiet and easy to catch," says Lee Johnson, at left, of his pony Gypsy. Lee tends his charge in a stable behind his home in the Clondalkin district of Dublin, a metropolis where cars still dodge horse-drawn carts hauling vegetables to market.
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.