What race are irish people

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The Story of the Irish Race Quotes by Seumas MacManus

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'Yes, I'm Irish': A series exploring the experience of mixed race Irish people

Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland

Ireland has been inhabited for about 12, years according to archaeological studies see Prehistoric Ireland. For most of Ireland's recorded history, the Irish have been primarily a Gaelic people see Gaelic Ireland. From the 9th century, small numbers of Vikings settled in Ireland, becoming the Norse-Gaels. Today, Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland an independent state and the smaller Northern Ireland a part of the United Kingdom. The people of Northern Ireland hold various national identities including British, Irish, Northern Irish or some combination thereof.

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These are historical statements from yesteryear describing a despised race of people in America. They are indicative of the sentiment of white people throughout this country who thought a subhuman species good for nothing but work and servitude might ruin America with their crime, poverty and interbreeding with white women. They were not referring to Africans, Mexicans or Muslims. First, we should get this out of the way: One of the favorite recurring themes of racists in America is the idea that the Irish came to America as slaves and had it as bad as, or worse than, Africans. They never bitched and moaned about their situation, so

The blood in Irish veins is Celtic, right? Well, not exactly. Although the history that used to be taught at school said the Irish were a Celtic people who had migrated from central Europe, the latest studies of Irish DNA tell us a very different story. Research done into the DNA of the Irish has shown that our old understanding of where the population of Ireland originated may have been misguided. The modern Irish population share many genetic similarities with Scottish and Welsh populations, and to a lesser extent the English. At the same time, DNA testing of remains of ancient Irish people suggests that some of the earliest human arrivals on the island originally came from much further afield.

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