Basque girl: The closet relatives of the Irish are found in Galicia and the Basque region of Spain. In Ireland and the Basque Country R1b frequency exceeds 90%. R1b is 70% or more in Celtic regions - Cumbria and Cornwall, the Celtic Calheça in Portugal, northern Spain (Celtic Galicia, Asturias, Basque Country), western France (Celtic Brittany), Wales, and Scotland
One of Ireland's best known haunted cemeteries. This huge cemetery, also known as Prospect Cemetery, dates from around the middle of the 1800’s and is resident to many of Ireland’s famous citizens including Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, Brendan Behan and Constance Markiewicz. There are nearly 1.5 million burial sites here including the sad and very eerie ‘Little Angels’ children’s plot, thought to contain over 50,000 children and babies. One of the best known apparitions is that of a ...
The Irish Great Famine of 1845-1849 is also known as the “Great Hunger”. Severity of the Great Famine was very uneven. Note that the Protestant dominated Ulster around Belfast as well as Dublin were almost famine free, while the heavily Catholic remote areas were devastated.
Tuam in Co Galway, Ireland Photo by Tuam Photo Studio