I agree - thanks for the links regarding Orkney. My gggrandfather, Magnus
Mail, came from
Shetland, but his ancestor John Meal was said to have sailed there from
Orkney before c. 1710.
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Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:49 AM
To: DSA2003 ; fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com ; Marge in SoCal
Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Fwd: Origins of the Irish -- not Celtic?
LOVE reading about the stuff on Orkney. I was just there this past
September. Unfortunately the excavation at Ness of Brodgar was closed
for the season, so I'll just have to go back!
However the Orkney islanders are/were not Celts. They never spoke a
Celtic language. Instead they were influenced by Vikings and Picts.
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