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Where did the Irish come from?

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Answered 2012-09-25 15:31:58

Many people say different things, some say from Iberia (northern Spain) as Gaels believed they were descendants of Milesians, sons of Míl Espáine.

Others believe that the Irish descend from a sunken island off the west coast of Ireland, called Tír na nÓg or goes by many names like Hy Brasil. I tend to believe the second one.

Recent DNA studies tend to support the first one, however.

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