Mudcat Café message #131647 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14974   Message #131647
Posted By: paddymac
04-Nov-99 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: St Patrick an Englishman ?
Subject: RE: BS: St Patrick an Englishman ?
There was a report a year or so ago of the discovery of an apparent Anglo-Saxon settlement below a Danish Viking settlement along the River Liffey, and a couple of years before that a report of an apparent Roman military encampment near Lough Neagh. The curious thing is not that these folks were in Ireland, but why we should presume a priori that they never made it there when Celt-Iberians and Phoenicians (probably) did. Any society of coastal sailors in that part of the world would have had to be incredibly inept not to have known about and visited Ireland. Global commerce is not a new idea.