For John, BLUF: Well, we still have Saint Patrick. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Well, this is a bit awkward.
Our whole understanding of the Irish may be a bit off.
From the British Newspaper, The Independent, reporter Peter Whoriskey (obviously an Irish name), tells us recent DNA testing of old bones suggests that things didn't develop the way we normally think they did. "Man’s discovery of bones under his pub could forever change what we know about the Irish".♠ Bertie Currie stumbled over [what] was an ancient burial that challenges traditional centuries-old account of Irish origins."
The last paragraph:
“But there’s going to be no way to do that. These groups were frequently traveling east-west across Europe, from one place to another. Everyone is a mix.”That thing about "Everyone is a mix" is a good line. The real issue is one's political culture.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Well, the Pub thing fits.