Janet and All,
At risk of seeming a traitor to my Irish roots, I have to say that I have
wanted to go back to Orkney for years. These islands were governed by
Scandinavian Kings until about 500 years ago. Would be interested to know
details of your adventure in Orkney. Getting there can be expensive. In
1976, I just hitch hiked and took buses and stayed in Mrs. Brown's hostel.
Can you e-mail me offline when you have the time?
Anne in Ottawa
From: caiside via
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:49 PM
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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