Are You Descended From an Irish Viking?

Nancy Bilyeau
Lessons from History
3 min readOct 28, 2021

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DNA from Scandinavian invaders is more present in Ireland than realized

A reconstruction of a Viking longboat originally built in Dublin in the 11th century

An Irish Viking. The concept has become much more real. Anyone who’s read even a bit about the history of the Vikings knows that their DNA is likely to be found in people living in the British Isles today. New research shows that the Irish definitely have their fair share of Viking heritage–in fact, the Irish are more…

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Nancy Bilyeau
Lessons from History

Passionate about history, pop culture, the perfect bagel. Author of 5 historical novels. Latest book: ‘The Orchid Hour' www.nancybilyeau.com