The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105248   Message #2163375
Posted By: Darowyn
04-Oct-07 - 02:40 AM
Thread Name: Interesting e-mail
Subject: RE: Interesting e-mail
Am I wrong in thinking that "tinkers" are culturally part of the Roma (Romany/traveller) tradition, and thus relatively recent immigrants to Ireland, as compared with the "true Irish" of the Gaeltacht who are descendents of the original hunter gatherers who walked into Eirne across what is now the Channel ?