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Re: The Red Hand of O'Neill
Posted by: Jim O'Neil Date: March 31, 2000 at 13:38:46
In Reply to: The Red Hand of O'Neill by Debbie Pelletier of 2323

As I heard it, this was a race for the kingship of Ireland. The first to touch shore would be high king. Hence, Neil of the red hand.

"...O'Neill ancestors cut off his hand
while he was on a ship and threw it onto the shore, so he could reach shore before another ?family?."

Jim


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