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    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 at 19:48
Famous for terrifying Roman Legions as they charged naked into Battle, the Celts were a collection of tribes with origins in central Europe.

The exact history and origins of the Celts is contested.

However, it seems that the Celtic Golden Age is generally agreed to have originated in Central Europe from around 1200 BC, with traces going back as far as the Hallstatt culture  following the discovery of rich grave finds in Hallstatt, Austria.

Due to the migration of Germanic Tribes caused by Roman expansion, the Celts eventually settled mainly in Ireland, Wales and Scotland where they emerged as a distinct cultural group with a common linguistic, religious and artistic heritage.

Their existence was first documented in the seventh or eighth century B.C. by the Romans who referred to them as 'Barbarians', and it would be this encounter with the Roman Empire that would eventually lead to their demise.

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Actually, though,  the Romans never reached Ireland, and the Celts (along with Vikings and AngloSaxons) are the ancestors of the modern Irish people.

The Romans did occupy Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland) but never really colonized it, and they eventually withdrew. The original British Kelts subdivided into the Brythons (England), Picts (Scotland), and Cymrics (Wales). They intermarried with later AngloSaxon and Viking invaders, and are the ancestors of the modern British people. 
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Quote Due to the migration of Germanic Tribes caused by Roman expansion, the Celts eventually settled mainly in Ireland, Wales and Scotland where they emerged as a distinct cultural group with a common linguistic, religious and artistic heritage.

I don't know if that is necessarily so.

The Hallstat Culture-or evidence of it, if found in nearly all of Europe.

I don't remember reading about the Germanic Tribes being the reason that the Celts travelled. Depending upon which school of thought you belong to, the Celts originated in Eastern Europe and moved down to the Iberian Peninsular, or vice versa.

Perhaps you would do better to research more than one source when you post, as most of your posts are simply direct lifts from other peoples works.

See the post below by Windemere-which is more accurate than your writings.
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It makes sense that the Celts would have been pushed into that corner of Europe.  I don't know who would have done the pushing, and from where, maybe Spain?  Gaul? the Lowlands?

Julius Caesar was a mass murderer in Gaul.  Makes sense that people would flee him, and the Romans.

Interesting little factoid, Iran and Ireland are both named after the Aryan people, there is at least one song that appears in both cultures, having been ultimately derived from the Indo-European.

I would say that _the_ Romans never got to Ireland, but individual Romans did, like the slave traders that got (St.) Patrick, although I think Patrick is either at the tale end, or after the occupation of Britain by the Romans.  
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Not sure, but I think that the original Gauls were also a Keltic people. They intermarried with the Romans, and a combined Gallio-Roman culture developed. Later, following the Roman withdrawal, Gaul was invaded by the Franks (a Germanic people) who colonized the country, and intermarried with the native Gauls, especially in Neustria (northern France). The combined Gallio-Frankish people eventually formed the nation of Francia, and were the ancestors of the modern French.
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Originally posted by Windemere Windemere wrote:

Not sure, but I think that the original Gauls were also a Keltic people. They intermarried with the Romans, and a combined Gallio-Roman culture developed. Later, following the Roman withdrawal, Gaul was invaded by the Franks (a Germanic people) who colonized the country, and intermarried with the native Gauls, especially in Neustria (northern France). The combined Gallio-Frankish people eventually formed the nation of Francia, and were the ancestors of the modern French.

Yes, from memory, the Gauls were in fact Celts, and they were a real headache for the Romans in what is now Germany/France.

Inter-marriage was a fact of life in all of those regions controlled by Rome and, so far as it pertains to Europe, many people still carry both Roman and Celtic DNA, along, of course, with others, especially Scandinavian, a legacy of the Vikings.

 The R1b gene can also be traced to some Ashkanazi Jews.  
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