Walking from Scotland to Ireland

I really enjoyed Static in the Attic’s latest video but it touched on a part of my own research that I’d never fully investigated.

I am of Scottish/Scandinavian and English descent and know that our family is well-connected with the ancient “Dalriada.”

These were the Gaels who inhabited Antrim in Northern Ireland and the Western Isles of Scotland from Argyll upwards.

Reading the Annals of Inisfallen (supposedly 11th century Irish texts) many years ago, I knew the tale of the Scottish King sending the Irish King a CAMEL as a present.

A camel coming over from continental Europe is no problem for my brain because of Doggerland. And I’d just assumed that there was also a land-bridge between Scotland and Ireland. Assumptions can be very dangerous in Historical Research so I back-tracked myself based on a map shown in the video below.

OK. My assumption held up. This time. See image above. There WAS a land-bridge from Antrim to Argyll. But modern historians deny this even though they will admit to Doggerland (!)

A land bridge never formed between Ireland and Scotland, according to controversial new research, writes Dick Ahlstrom.

Ireland was always an island and a land bridge never formed to connect it to Britain, according to new research from the University of Ulster. Contrary to the general view, sea levels never fell far enough to allow dry land to emerge between the two landmasses.

SMH in bewilderment!

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