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Translation of Brú na Bóinne[edit]

Bru na Boinne should be translated as the Mansion, or Palace, of the Boyne, according to all the Irish I have consulted. The translation the Bend of the Boyne is probably derived from the title of the book (I myself made that mistake, which is why I started asking several people for translations). The title deals with the whole river bend, not just Newgrange (which is depicted on the front cover), that is the reason for the choice of word.

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New indication of Henge as of July 2018[edit]

https://www.sciencealert.com/never-before-seen-ancient-henge-appears-once-in-a-lifetime-discovery-ireland-heatwave-archaeology "An Ancient Mystery Henge Has Appeared in 'Once in a Lifetime' Discovery in Ireland" 2601:1C2:4E02:3020:B4BB:D41:7D7B:FCF0 (talk) 20:44, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Archaeogenetics[edit]

I've put in a line about the confusion between Neolithic people and Celts, as some websites still suggest that the builders of Newgrange were ancestral to the Celts, or just plain Celts. This has been disproved in many studies over the past 15 years.78.17.11.129 (talk) 21:05, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Well, you need some citations for that, and genetics can't actually tell you what language people spoke, which is the only useful definition of "Celts". Johnbod (talk) 01:27, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
No problem; the Yamnaya culture supplanted the neolithics, and the Celtic languages derived from the Indo-European languages that were brought west by the Yamnayans.78.17.48.107 (talk) 06:51, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
This was far too emphatic, and Reich is not a big name in Europe. Note that the article did not mention Celts or Celtic until YOU put it in! The subject is far from settled, & unlikely to be so for some decades. Johnbod (talk) 13:46, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Oxford University Press published his book, a very big name in Europe. If you are saying that Celtic languages were not Indo-European, then you should bring some evidence.78.17.48.107 (talk) 22:10, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Obviously I'm not saying that, & OUP publish vast numbers of books. Johnbod (talk) 23:31, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Reich is a professor of genetics at Harvard University and you can find out more at David Reich (geneticist).78.17.32.83 (talk) 10:22, 15 September 2019 (UTC)