Approximately 66% of the present population of the Island of Ireland are descendants of ‘Native Irish Gaels' who were themselves a fusion of prehistoric and Celtic peoples who occupied the Island virtually uninterrupted until the Vikings arrived in 795 AD. What is even more amazing is that scientific research has revealed that most (if not all) of the estimated 1,800 distinct Irish Clans may each in turn have had a single founding ancestor, or potentially 1,800 Adam's.
Another pinner said: This is an Irish Harp engraving on a tombstone at the Bonamargy Friary in Northern Ireland. The shear beauty of the detail in this carving is stunning. I admire the amount of work that went into that.