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    100% Scotland and Ireland?

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    My Grandmother passed away many years ago but her sister recently did an ancestrydna test. Their family was a scots-irish family that came from near Glasgow.

    My question is, has anyone else seen 100% Scottish/irish before? If so do you have gedmatch results for the person/know where they would plot on a pca plot? Just out of curiosity as it is the first time ive ever seen it before.

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    Pretty much every Irish person I’ve seen scores 100%.

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    From experience these results are extremely unusual for ďfull onĒ Northern Irish Protestants, or even any Northern Irish person. They usually score about 50-70% Scotland and Ireland.

    The overall Gaelic percentage will vary based on where they are from in Northern Ireland and immigration sources in Scotland I.e Gaelic areas. I have found that Protestants in NW and Northern NI have more Ireland and Scotland, but down in County Down and Belfast, it is less Ireland and Scotland, because that region had a lot of English influence.

    The 100% that I match are Catholicís or people from Donegal and that is true for the rest of the island, 100% is a western Ireland thing.

    I am part Ulster Scots and these are my results: https://i.imgur.com/Sc9G8Ul.jpg

    What are her GCís? Are you sure her line is all Ulster Scots? Or is this just rumour based on being Northern Irish? Because there is still a sizeable chunk of Gaelic people here from places such as Derry, Fermanagh, Omagh, Armagh etc.

    These results wouldnít point to an Ulster Scots person from my perspective.
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    Here are two Protestant matches I have:

    https://i.imgur.com/JMWBumj.png

    https://i.imgur.com/KhBEtEZ.png

    Though the bottom one has some catholic ancestry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayetooey View Post
    Pretty much every Irish person Iíve seen scores 100%.
    Most Northern Irish donít. My experience has shown it to be people in remote areas I.e the Sperrins or Donegal.

    Certainly not Protestants. Thatís why I question if this mans granny was really Ulster Scots,they nearly always have a sizeable England component.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nqp15hhu View Post
    Most Northern Irish don’t. My experience has shown it to be people in remote areas I.e the Sperrins or Donegal.

    Certainly not Protestants. That’s why I question if this mans granny was really Ulster Scots,they nearly always have a sizeable England component.
    Sure, I meant Irish as in catholic Irish. I think every catholic Irish person I've ever seen scores 100% Irish/Scottish on Anc, and usually 95+% British/Irish on 23andme. I haven't seen many Ulster/Protestant results; but I'd expect them to also predominantly score the Scot/Irish region since they're mainly Scottish, with maybe a bit of English.

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    That doesnít tally up with my experience. Everyone in NI will have an England score.

    The 100%ís live in remote areas or Donegal from my experience.

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    Most of the family is from county Tyrone in northern Ireland but there is also some trace ancestry from Fermanagh, Donegal and Dundee Scotland. My grandmothers other sister has sent a kit in which I am waiting to see the results for, It will be interesting to see if she too gets 100%

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