Niall of the Nine Hostages Irish, Pirate, High King of Ireland, My great..........grandaddy

60. O’Neill Inauguration Stone. One of the most poignant objects in Irish history is one that was deliberately and symbolically destroyed. The partly wooded hill of Tulaigh Óg (Tullaghoge), north of Dungannon in Co Tyrone, commanding extensive views towards Slieve Gallion, was one of many traditional ritual sites on which communities gathered and kings were inaugurated. The Tudor colonisers looked on these sites with suspicion.

Stone cairn circle in Ireland

Niall of Nine Hostages who the Molloy Clan are descended from. The Molloy bloodline comes from Niall's son Fiachu mac Néill of the Cenél Fiachach dynasty. Niall & his henchman pirates apparently kidnapped St. Pat as a teen & because of this kidnapping, Patrick turned to God, escaped back to England and then came back all grown up to introduce Christianity to Ireland where he became a Saint. And now we celebrate St. Paddy's Day. So we have Great Great+ Grandpa Niall to thank for that, lol!

Niall Noígíallach (Old Irish "having nine hostages"),[1] or in English, Niall of the Nine Hostages, son of Eochaid Mugmedón, was an Irish king, the ancestor of the Uí Néill family that dominated Ireland from the 6th to 10th centuries. The rise of the Uí Néill dynasties and their conquests in Ulster and Leinster are not reliably recorded and have been the subject of considerable study and attempts to reconstruct them.

DNA Ireland - The genetic imprint of Niall of the Nine Hostages

The original print version of the Geo-Genealogy of Irish Surnames map, created for the 2009 Esri User Conference.

Kinnego bay Donegal Ireland

9. The Face of Pharaoh Akhenaten who was Moses our ancestor thru his Grandson High King Gaedhol Glas of 1389BC in Ireland who named Scotland after his mother back in Egypt Princess Scota Pharaoh Akhenaten's-MOSES first born daughter!

African King Gormund....... He Invaded Ireland and later Sotland...

Ireland...

Mary Robinson, the First Female President of Ireland and human rights activist <3! I love her focus on the importance of lifting up women in the international development arena.

The Picts, early inhabitants of Scotland. Pict actually means "painted people". "Pict" was the name of the people who lived in Scotland before the Scots invaded from Ireland, that's right the tribe known as the Scots are Irish. The two lived together and gradually merged until the picts disappeared as a distinct people.

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vintage Irish

Tens of centuries ago, amid Irelands iconic green, rolling landscape, the kings of Ireland were anointed on a hill of tremendous importance—a place where spirituality met with royalty, and mythical traditions began. The Hill of Tara, one of the most revered spiritual sites in Ireland, is a place where druids held festivals, priestesses were trained and shaman’s rites were performed. Dating back to about 4000 B.C., Tara’s importance to the Irish has withstood the test ...

Saint Columba. Exiled from his native Ireland, Saint Columba founded with 12 companions a monastery on the small island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. From there they undertook the conversion of pagan Scotland and much of northern England to Christianity. Iona's fame as a place of learning and Christian mission spread throughout Europe. It became a major site of pilgrimage, and the burial ground of several kings of Scotland, Ireland and Norway.

“Portrait of an Irish Chief, drawn from Life at Wexford” by James Gillray, 1798. See his hat! These round felt hats, with brims cocked different ways according to fashion, became one of the symbols of Irishness abroad in the late 18th and 19th centuries, appearing in many political cartoons. They were part of many negative caricatures in which Irish peasants were depicted as ape-like, and the black felt hat appeared battered, tattered, and shapeless. #irish #ireland #textile #history

Lunar Eclipse, Hill of Tara, County Meath, Leinster, Ireland The Hill of Tara (Irish: Cnoc na Teamhrach, Teamhair or Teamhair na Rí), located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments, and according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland.