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2 This early Norse-Gael Lordship, founded by Somerled and which was to develop through his descendants into Clan Donald, was very definitely not part of Scotland. Dr David Caldwell, Archaeologist, (ex) Keeper of Scotland & Europe in the National Museums of Scotland, Curatorial Advisor to the Museum of Islay. THE WERE CONNECTED TO NORWAY BY POLITICS, TO IRELAND BY CULTURE AND BY BLOOD TO BOTH. Dennis Rixon. Hebridean Galley. The Celtic lands of the Scottish Highlands were in fact an integral part of the Gaelic Irish world. Dr Kenneth W. Nicholls is one of the most widely respected Irish historians of the twentieth century. He came to national and international prominence as the author of the seminal Gaelic and Gaelicised Ireland in the Middle Ages, first published in He is particularly regarded among his peers for his unsurpassed knowledge of late medieval and early modern historical sources in Irish, Latin, French and English languages.

3 ERCS SONS THE FOUNDING DALRIADIC KING FERGUS MOR MAC ERC. Tigernach ( MS entry above.) Fergus Mor Mac Erca, with the tribe of Dál Riada, held a part of Britain and died there. ** Whether the Dal Riada had settled in Scotland before the advent of Fergus mor Mac Erc c.500 is open to argument, but there is little doubt that in his person the Dalriadic dynasty removed from (Dunseverick) Ireland to Scotland. Studies in The History of Dalriada; John MacDonald Bannerman; pps ** see more proof :- in my book, chapter Most Ancient Graveyard in all Scotland. Original MS of Tigernach Folio 7r (column A) DUNADD 500

4 (v. 21).... graceful long ships are sailed by thee, thou art like an otter, O scion of Tara… There is not in Ireland nor in Scotland an Aonghus like thee, tho graceful form; the Aohghuses of the green-sprayed sod of the Brugh send thee gifts, O Aonghus. (v. 26): From you, Colum Cille came over thrice to help us… ( the Annals record the tradition of MacDomhnaill Gallócclach building the monastery in Armagh for the new Friars Minor.)

5 Dr K. Nicholls DE BURGH, CONTROL. ENGLISH EARLS. ANGUS MOR MAC DONALD : 1247 – 1292 CLANN DOMNAILL a nEIRINN agus a nALBAIN. * * 15 th c. MS No (H 3. 18); Trinity College. DE BURGH, CONTROL.

6 DE BURGH (Burke) - ENGLISH EARLS NOT INTERACTION WITH ANTRIM. IAN MOR ONLY HAD A WEDDING RING FINGER TIP GRIP FROM AFTER TREATY OF PERTH –SOVEREIGNITY OF THE HEBRIDES FROM NORWAY TO SCOTLAND PUSHED CLAN DOMHNAILL EVEN CLOSER BACK TO IRELAND.


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