Re: Ancestry question

Keith Gell (
6 Feb 1995 14:40:25 GMT

John D. Brennan IV ( wrote:

: I had heard that the "Black Irish" of the west coast of Ireland may
: have received these dominant genes from a lost Spanish ship and its
: sailors from the Spanish armada's defeat in England. Since Spain was a
: moorish state for a while, perhaps that's where the Libyan-type genes
: came from.

: John.D.Brennan

>From what I gather, all the survivors of the Armada were massacred in
Ireland, but in Galway there is a part of town called Spanish gate,
so called because thats where Spanish merchants used to go.

K Gell