Re: Re: Anglo-Saxon (!!) Dublin
Exactly how old is this structure? If it’s pre-Viking and Anglo-Saxon it must be c.500-800 CE which leaves alot of possibilities as to theories of it’s significance. How much does it implicate romanitas in Ireland- were Hiberno-Romans also hiring Saxon mercenaries- or were the Gaelic tribes themselves recruiting them? etc
The story is rather amazing- isn’t it true that ASs were buffered by Wales? How were they building houses in Dublin?
* There could be few people in ireland, especially in the eastern half, that do not have even a drop of what would be classified (technically correctly or incorrrectly) “anglo-saxon” “blood” somewhere in their lineage.