Irish DNA Goes Back to Vikings as well as Niall of the Nine Hostages

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 23, 2020

A group of residents in County Mayo just discovered that they not only have the blood of an ancient high king but a little Viking too, thanks to a National Geographic study.

Chieftain Niall of the Nine Hostages is one of the recognized fathers of thousands of the Irish, but hundreds of County Mayo residents were fascinated to learn that there was also a little Viking DNA in their makeup, a fact discovered thanks to the National Geographic.

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Fascinating information on the Irish connection to Scandinavia. My DNA said I was part Scandinavian and Irish so exciting information.


I have wondered how I had Scandinavian DNA now I know.


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