An excellent overview of the new (and increasingly popular) ‘Celtic From The West Theory’, albeit with the focus mainly on the Low Countries.
In short, the new paradigm argues that the origins of the Celtic peoples is to be found in Western Europe, along the coastal regions of the Atlantic seaboard (Spain, Portugal, Western France, Britain and Ireland) and amongst the trade-linked communities of Neolithic western Europe.
In simple terms the historical Celts emerged where the historical Celts always have been – in the coastal and island regions of western and north-western Europe. That means no Celtic invasion of Ireland, as such, since the Celts have probably always been there – and still are.
It also means that the great Henge monuments of western Europe, Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange), Stonehenge, Karnag, etc. were in fact built by the Celts – or at least their immediate ancestors.
Well worth a read.
(P.S. it also means that dear old Bob Quinn – he of ‘The Atlantean’ book and TV series fame – was onto something after all, just not exactly what he thought)
via Rokus Blog