My Royal Irish Blood

The photo in this post is of one of my many loyal Irish flag waving subjects. My niece (Ann the Genealogyhunter) has traced our Irish roots back to the Kings of Ireland, in fact, back to Naill of the Nine Hostages. (I always thought I was a prince among men!!!). Mind you, we might have a problem sorting out who is next in line for the throne?????
Up to three million men around the world could be descended from this prolific medieval Irish king, according to a new genetic study.

It suggests that the 5th-century warlord known as “Niall of the Nine Hostages” may be the ancestor of about one in 12 Irishmen, say researchers at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Niall established a dynasty of powerful chieftains that dominated the island for six centuries.

In a study of the Y chromosome – which is only passed down through the male line – scientists found a hotspot in northwest Ireland where 21.5% carry Niall’s genetic fingerprint, says Brian McEvoy, one of the team at Trinity. This was the main powerbase of the Ui Neills, which literally translated means “descendants of Niall”.

McEvoy says the Y chromosome appeared to trace back to one person.

“There are certain surnames that seem to have come from Ui Neill. We studied if there was any association between those surnames and the genetic profile. It is his (Niall’s) family.”

Of course this doesn’t change me in any way, you are still free to read my “Royal” Blog and please dispense with the formalities of addressing me as Sire or Majesty. A simple Sir will do. My Royal treasury is a bit low at present so I may have to raise the taxes, but being a noble King I shall wait until after Christmas.
Long Live the King!!!!!
God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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5 Responses to My Royal Irish Blood

  1. baconburner says:

    Sire, your highness oh Mighty Submariner of Royal Irish Blood.
    with a touch of my forelock as I bow to you ( actually forehead better describes it as my locks have gone). In answer to the raising of Taxes, simply call Ghiz he is of a much lower order than the irish and he knows how to raise taxes.
    he he
    Great Blog my friend.
    A non Royal blood of Scots birth.

  2. irishroverpei says:

    Ah! my loyal kilt wearing subject with little hair!!!I shall make a decree that you shall have Loch Ness and all therein contained. You may have no forelock to touch oh ball one but now you have a whole loch to call your own, applicable property taxes will apply of course.

  3. irishroverpei says:

    Hmm!!!I think the King might have been told to go stuck an egg or maybe something more meaningful beginning with the letter F??????

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