Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Truly United Kingdom?

While most of us refer to the ancient origins of the Irish population as Celtic, there was a race known as the Milesians inhabiting Ireland; they have been called the Gaels or Sons of Mil, and are reputed to be the true ancestors of the Irish race.

The question for The New York Times, which reported on similarities in DNA and the origins of the British and Irish in this week's Science Times, is how do you explain the Milesians? Were they also the ancestors of the British people?

Patricia Jameson-Sammartano
Culture Editor,

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