So goes the tale of Míl ...
The warrior who voyaged over the sea from Iberia to Eireann, where he ascended the lands of Ireland, be- coming the father of the Gaels.
Such was the spirit of Míl, the crusader did not rest during the epic crossing of the nine waves, until his destiny was reached.
Upon alighting on this green isle of mist and rain, a spirit appeared con rming the prophecy of his coming declaring it “The island everlasting of Míl”.
Against the great magic of the Tuath Dé, the soldier defeated the pagan gods, claiming the land of the living for his daughters and his sons.
And so the Milesian tribe came to rest in Ireland.
And this land became home for the sons and daughters of Míl, whose ancestors had travelled the earth for mil-