Sunday, August 18, 2013

Gaelic Lord and warrior circa 1000 AD (c) Ulster Heritage


Gaelic Lord and warrior circa 1000AD in Argyll.  Mid Argyll was the home of the Gall-Ghaeil, or the 'foreign Gaels,' in the early medieval period (850AD to 1150AD). These people were primarily Gaelic in ethnicity, but were very influenced by their exposure to the Norse.  They became Gaelic Vikings essentially. They adopted Norse technology in the accoutrements of war and shipbuilding.  The warrior caste society of Argyll founded by the Gall-Ghaeil gave rise to the Gallóglaigh and later the Redshanks. 

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