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Viking invasions made a lasting impression on the DNA map of Ireland.

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin believe that Viking and Norman invasions of Ireland may have made a more striking impression on the DNA breakup of the country than previously thought. They also discovered 23 new genetic clusters in Ireland not previously identified, leading to the belief that we may have far more Viking and Norman ancestry than previously evidenced.

Fra at have dyrket en offerrolle er det tyske mindretal i Sønderjylland nået frem til et mere realistisk syn på sin nazistiske fortid.

Det fortæller historiker og leder af Frøslevlejrens Museum Henrik Skov Kristensen.

Han er i øjeblikket i gang med at skrive en bog om det tyske mindretals omgang med sin brune fortid.

Sodd is a traditional Norwegian soup-like meal with mutton or in the old days celebrated using fresh meat after the slaughter.....

Kal (cabbage) used to be the best dinner you could wish for in the Gudbrandsdalen area...

Fiskesuppe (fish soup) is a common white milk based soup with vegetables...

In 1872, Peder Jebsen travelled through the small village of Dale, located close to the city of Bergen....

O'Brien clan celebrates Irish heritage in May 2018 with a trip to Ireland while also aiding Irish students at Trinity

Those with the surname O’Brien take note: a trip to Ireland to celebrate your storied Irish heritage is scheduled for May of 2018, and participants will have the added pleasure of knowing that their journey will also help students in need achieve their dream of higher education at Trinity College in Dublin.

The small town of Thomastown in Co. Kilkenny must surely be one of the places that makes Santa feel especially at home when he delivers presents on Christmas Eve.

Because it is in Thomastown that his earthly predecessor, St Nicholas, is said to be buried and scientists are setting out to prove it. A bone thought to belong to the late saint has been tested through carbon-dating and found to date from the 4th century, around the time St Nicholas was alive.

Irish also more prone to certain diseases, DNA tests show

A new “DNA map” of the Emerald Isle reveals that the Vikings raiders intermingled with local women far more than was previously thought.

Genealogist Gianpiero Cavalleri of the Royal College of Surgeons pieced together detailed map after studying the DNA of over 500 Irishmen and women.

Read More: First genetic map of the people of Ireland

“Plenty of clues already showed that Vikings had been to Ireland, including ruins, artifacts, and Norwegian family names… The [genetic] signatures that turned up in Ireland are most similar to those from the north and west coasts of Norway, where Vikings were most active,” Cavalleri told National Geographic.

Researchers led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland have published “The Irish DNA Atlas; Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History within Ireland” in the journal Scientific Reports.

The landmark study provides the first fine-scale genetic map of the island of Ireland, revealing patterns of genetic similarity, so far in ten distinct clusters, roughly aligned with the ancient provinces as well as with major historical events including the invasions of the Norse Vikings and the Ulster Plantations.

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