“Were the First People in Ireland Extraterrestrials?” By Kim T. MacDermotRoe

Were the First People in Ireland Extraterrestrials?

Is it possible that the earliest humans in Ireland might have been extraterrestrials? Specifically, might they have been settlers on Earth from the Constellation Lyra who fled Atlantis for Ireland during the Great Flood?

While this theory may seem bizarre, incredibly there is evidence that suggests that might be the case.

In considering this possibility, let’s first look at the early Irish histories regarding the initial settlement of Ireland for clues that might support this theory. Then, we will compare this ancient history with relevant information recently obtained from purported extraterrestrial sources.

Early Irish History

The early Irish histories state that Ireland was settled in six successive invasions. The first settlers in Ireland were a woman named Banba and fifty maidens and three men who accompanied her. The Book of Ballymote citing a note from Cin Droma Sneachta. See Dún na mBárc and the Lady Ceasairby Henry Morris in The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Seventh Series, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jun. 30, 1933), pp. 68-87 at p. 85. Among the three men was Fintan, the Wise, a seer and shape shifter who is said to have lived for thousands of years.

In the Lebor Gabála Érenn (literally “The Book of the Taking of Ireland”), an 11th century retelling of the ancient histories, Banba’s name is changed to Lady Ceasair, a grandchild of Noah, who Noah sends to safety 40 days before the Flood. The family relation to Noah was likely added to connect Ireland’s early arrivals to the Christian biblical tradition. One version of the story says Banba was refused a place on the Ark and that she departed from Egypt prior to the Flood on the advice of her foster father, an Egyptian priest.

No date is given for Banba’s arrival in Ireland. However, a reasonable guess for the arrival of the sixth or most recent wave of invaders, the Miliesians (Gaels), would be 2500 to 3,000 years ago. From this we might infer, that Banba’s group, the first of six, was considerably earlier. Estimated dates for the Great Flood of Noah vary widely from 4,500 BP to 12,500 BP.

In another ancient Irish tradition, Banba was said to be the daughter of Delbáeth, High King of Ireland, and Ernmas, a mother goddess. Both parents were of the Tuatha Dé Danann (“People of the Goddess Danu”).

According to the Lebor, the Tuatha Dé Danann were descendants of two earlier waves of invaders, the tribes of Partholon, who followed Banba and who some say came from Greece, and of Nemed who followed Partholon and came from Scythia. It is interesting that Nemed’s name comes from the reconstructed Proto-Celtic word nemos meaning “sky” or “heaven”.

After a disaster that wiped out much of the population, the surviving members of Nemed’s tribe split into three groups and left Ireland. The group that went to the north became the Tuatha Dé Danann while those that went to Greece became the Fir Bolgs and those that went to Britain became the ancestors of the Britons. The Dé Danann and Fir Bolgs later returned to Ireland.

The Tuatha Dé Danann, dominant in Ireland when the Milesians arrived, were said to have had magical powers which they acquired during their time in the north. Indeed, some scholars believe that the Dé Danaan were actually a pantheon of gods that were cast as magical people by Christian historians. See Tomas O’hAodha lecture published on YouTube, April 25, 2017.

Banba and her two sisters, Ériu and Fodla are the trinity of patron goddesses of Ireland. Banba may have, also, been viewed as a goddess of fertility and war. In the Tochomlad mac Miledh a hEspain i nErind: no Cath Tailten, it is related that as the Milesians were journeying through Ireland, “they met victorious Banba among her troop of faery magic hosts”.

The Milesians, named after their leader called Milesius (meaning “soldier’), are the people we now call the Gaels, the modern Irish and Scottish Highlanders. Irish tradition says the Gaels originated in Scythia and migrated south, sojourning in Greece, moving on to North Africa and later establishing a kingdom in what is now the northern Spanish province of Galicia. When they launched their conquest of Ireland they were led by Milesius’ sons and his wife Scota who was said to the daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh Nectanubus. When you compare the Gaels’ origin story to that of the earlier arrivals, it appears that over time the various legends have been altered, combined and later separated.

After inconclusive fighting, the Milesians and Dé Danann decided to negotiate. They reached an agreement to divide Ireland between them. The Milesians would have the world above while the Dé Danann would have the world below, i.e., the Otherworld.

In Gaelic and Brittonic mythology, the Otherworld is usually described as a supernatural realm of everlasting youth, beauty, health, abundance and joy. The Otherworld is similar to the parallel universe. In Ireland, it is believed that the Otherworld can be entered through portals in cairns and sometimes by going underwater or across the western sea.

Manannán mac Lir, Over King of the Dé Danann, whose name means Manannán son of the sea god Lir, led his people to the Otherworld and used the magical mist of invisibility (féth fíada) to cloak their whereabouts. His new Otherworld domain was called Emain Ablach and was described as an island paradise.

It is interesting to note that the name Ablach is derived from the Old Irish word ablach, meaning “of the apples/fruits” suggesting a place of great fertility. Ablach has the same linguistic origin as Avalon, the Otherworld island paradise of the Celtic Arthurian legend.

Geoffrey of Monmouth’s 1136 Historia Regum Britanniae (“The History of the Kings of Britain”), describes the Avalon of the Arthurian tradition as a magical island where Excalibur, King Arthur’s sword, was forged and where Arthur was taken to recover from his grave wounds at the Battle of Camlann. Geoffrey states that Avalon was ruled by nine sisters, enchantresses, of whom Morgana Le Fay was the leader. He describes the island as miraculous in its fertility with all sorts of crops flourishing without need for cultivation.

So, what do we have so far?

The Irish mytho-history describes the first people in Ireland, Banba and her companions, as arriving just before the Great Flood that destroyed most of the world. Banba is, also, associated with supernatural powers by her position as a princess of the Tuatha Dé Danann, as well as, her role as a patron goddess of Ireland.

Furthermore, Banba, a goddess and Dé Danann princess, and, Manannán mac Lir, the son of a sea god, and King of the Dé Danann, had supernatural powers that might be associated with an advanced extraterrestrial race. And, although, it could be a coincidence, the very name Lir suggests that they may have descended from the Lyrans of the Constellation Lyra.

Taken together, these details are interesting, but not very convincing evidence of the Lyran/Irish theory. However, when we look at statements provided by extraterrestrial researcher Malgosia Duszak and myths from around the world, the plausibility of the theory becomes much stronger.

Duszak Interview of Swaruu

Malgosia Duszak, known as Gosia, who researches extraterrestrials, says that a few years ago, she was contacted by humans from the planets Erra and Temer in the Taygetan Star System. Although Earth’s astronomers cannot see these planets, the star Taygeta can be observed in the Pleiades.

Gosia has conducted many interviews with them including several said to be with a woman identified as Swaruu of Erra and has published transcripts of these interviews through her channel Cosmic Agency and through her colleagues’ website Pleiadian Knowledge. Gosia says that she receives answers to interview questions in writing from the Taygetans through the internet. I note that Gosia’s motive is not commercial since she does not charge for any of the information she publishes.

At the time of many of the interviews, the Taygetans claim to be in spacecraft in the vicinity of Earth. The Taygetans say that they are members of the Federation of Planets and that they have a special interest in monitoring Earth, not only, because they are cousins of Terrans, but also, because Earth is at a critical point in its history. However, they say their ability to assist Terrans is limited by the Federation’s non-interference policy.

Of course, the authenticity of these interviews cannot be independently confirmed. But as you will see, the information provided does provide unexpected support for the Lyran/Irish theory. I found the corroboration particularly surprising as I assume that Gosia, who is Polish and operates largely in Spanish, is unlikely to be familiar with the details of Irish mytho- history.

In an interview entitled Atlantis, Lemuria, Reptilians, Adam and Evepublished November 2, 2020Swaruu said her people came to Taygeta in the Pleiades as part of a diaspora following the destruction of their original homeworlds, Avalon and Lyra, in the Constellation Lyra by an invasion of Draco reptilians.

It is interesting to note that, elsewhere, the Draco are described as being part of the Orion Empire. In Greek mythology, the Pleiades or Seven Sisters are pursued and one, Merope, raped by Orion, the hunter. It is said that Orion is still pursuing them from his constellation next to the Pleiades Constellation. One of the stars in the Pleiades Constellation is Taygeta.

Swaruu describes Avalon and Lyra as near the star Vega, the brightest star in the Constellation Lyra. Another prominent source of extraterrestrial information, Elena Danaan names the star Mana in the Constellation Lyra as the star of the Taygetans’ homeworlds.

The name Manannán mac Lir of Irish history can be connected with the Lyrans in two ways. “Man”, whose roots may go back to proto Ind-European, in its original form meant, not just a person, but a people. And the similarity of the name Lir, the Celtic sea god, to the Lyrans home star group is, obvious.

The Celtic god of the sea, Lir, is similar to the Olympian god of sea, Poseidon. Poseidon, like Zeus, was the son of the titan Cronus, one of the original Titans and ancestor of the Olympians. According to Alex Collier, an extraterrestrial researcher who says that he has been in contact with Andromedans, the Titans were actually Lyrans.

There is a remarkable parallel between Avalon, the home world of the Lyrans, and the Avalon of ancient Irish and Arthurian tradition. According to Swaruu, the Lyran home world Avalon was extremely fertile producing abundant food supplies with little effort – an idyll. This is echoed in the descriptions of the extreme fertility of the enchanted island Avalon in the Arthurian legend and that of the paradise island Ablach/Avalon in the Celtic Otherworld.

Swaruu says that Erra and Temer were just two of the many planets in the galaxy colonized by the Lyrans fleeing the reptilians. Earth was among them. Swaruu is not clear when the Lyrans arrived on Earth. However, it appears to have been more than 40,000 years ago.

According to Swaruu, the Lyrans established an advanced holographic society which represented the high level of technology they brought with them. They lived alongside indigenous Earth hominids including the Neanderthals, as well as, other extraterrestrials. These peoples together with later arriving Taygetans formed the basis of Lemuria which occupied large parts of the Pacific Ocean, as well as, the Indian subcontinent.

Swaruu says that Earth, including Lemuria, was attacked by an invasion of reptilians and that many Lyrans were killed and others enslaved. These Lyran slaves, Swaruu claims, are the ancestors of the Biblical Adamic Race. The date of this reptilian invasion of Earth appears to be about 40,000 or 50,000 BP.

While Lemuria was greatly reduced by the devasting effects of the reptilian attack, it appears to have survived in some reduced form. Meanwhile, the reptilians established a multi-species global empire, Atlantis, which as the name implies included land now under the Atlantic Ocean, as well as, other territories in Europe and the Mideast.

Swaruu says that reptilian efforts to genetically modify its Lyran slave population failed. Swaruu claims that present day humans are identical genetically to their Lyran ancestors who she implies were the only people of extraterrestrial origin to remain on Earth after the Great Flood.

I note that this human ancestry even under Swaruu’s explanation could include other extraterrestrial races such as the Pleiadians and Andromedans who ET researchers generally agree descend from the Lyrans. In his interview, Alex Collier says that Lyrans are the ancestors of the white race only.

Swaruu says that during the course of Lemuria’s ongoing conflict with Atlantis, the Taygetans of Lemuria encouraged a revolt of the Lyran slaves in Atlantis. The revolt, led by Lyran women slaves, was successful and the Lyrans/Adams fled Atlantis. This intervention, Swaruu says, led to a brutal reprisal by the reptilians who massacred Lyrans and Taygetans.

It is interesting to note here that the Lyran women’s leadership in the Atlantean revolt reflects the fact that the Lyran and Taygetan societies are said to be matriarchal. It would appear that Banba of the ancient Irish histories was, also, from a matriarchal society as the Irish sources clearly name her as the leader of that first group to arrive in Ireland.

At this point, the Federation sent war ships led by the Taygetans of the Pleiades to the Solar System to help their Terran cousins defend against the reptilians. A great war ensued which resulted in the destruction of Tiamat, a planet between Mars and Jupiter which is now the Asteroid Belt, and in the devastation of the surface and atmosphere of Mars.

According to Swaruu, the destruction of Tiamat, a water planet, caused the Great Flood that inundated Earth’s civilization about 12,500 BP. Thus, it would appear that the flight of the Lyrans/Adams from Atlantis took place during the war and just before the Great Flood.

With respect to our present investigaion, here is the critical detail in Swaruu’s history of Earth. Swaruu says that when Atlantis was destroyed survivors, the slaves and some reptilians, took refuge in Ireland and the highlands of Scotland.

In his dialogue, Timaeus and Critias, Plato describes Atlantis as a highly advanced civilization centered on an island just outside the Straits of Gibraltar. While Plato says that Atlantis was destroyed in a single day, Edgar Cayce suggests that it was destroyed in stages with the central island being the last territory of the empire to be destroyed. So, there would have been some time for the more cautious to flee to safety.

Other Atlantean researches have made the case that those who fled Atlantis took refuge in many less advanced lands including the Americas and Western Europe where they utilized their advanced knowledge. See, for example, Frank Joseph Survivors of Atlantis: Their Impact on World Culture. (2004) and David Wilcock’s discussion of Atlantis in The Shift of the Ages.

Chapter 2. As part of his evidence, Joseph cites myths from cultures around the world including the Irish Celts.

The possibility that Banba, a goddess and magical princess, and Manannán, the son of Lir, the sea god and, indeed, the Tuatha De Danann were survivors from Atlantis is consistent with other legends. For example, in the Sumerian myth of Oannes, a partly amphibious sea god, taught people literacy, agriculture, astronomy and law and mysteries. See Wilcocksupra, quoting Manly P. Hall’s The Secret Teachings of All Ages where Hall references the original modern Atlantis researcher Ignatius Donnelly author of Atlantis, the Antediluvian World.

Furthermore, many researchers believe that these god-like people are part of an early Earth history of human extraterrestrial interaction. See, for example, Gods and Spacemen of the Ancient East by W. Raymond Drake; The Earth Chronicles and Genesis Revisited by Zecharia Sitchin and Alien Identities by Richard L. Thompson discussed by Wilcocksupra. In this regard, there has been special attention given to the possible role of extraterrestrials in the development of the ancient Vedic culture including their flying machines called Vimanas.


When we put the Irish and Arthurian traditions together with Swaruu’s account of the history of the Lyrans on Earth, a theory that identifies the early Irish arrival of Banba and her companions, perhaps, the Tuatha Dé Danaan, as well, with the Lyrans from Atlantis does not seem so preposterous.

In particular, Banba was said to have come to Ireland by sea just before Atlantis was destroyed perhaps 12,500 years ago. And Banba appears to have come from a matriarchal society – not the norm in ancient times or now.

Furthermore, Banba and Manannán mac Lir were viewed as gods and their tribe, the Tuatha Dé Danaan, as magical. This indicates a supernatural power that one associates with Titans, Olympians, as well as, technologically advanced extraterrestrials.

Avalon is, both, the idyllic homeworld of the Lyrans, as well as, the enchanted island of ancient and medieval Irish and Celtic myth. Avalon, whether the Lyran planet or the isles of Earthly myths, can be said to represent a lost paradise to which people long to return.

As we have noted the name Manannán mac Lir means Manannán son of Lir. Perhaps this is an allusion to Manannán’s planet and people of origin,

Lyra/Lyrans. And through his association with Poseidon, Manannán is a descendant of the Titans who Alex Collier claims were Lyrans.

The possibility that the origins of modern may be linked to extraterrestrials is, also, interesting in light of mainstream anthropologists’ failure to locate the so called “missing link” in human evolution. Perhaps the arrival of extraterrestrials in ancient times provides an explanation for the sudden appearance of modern humans on Earth about 200,000 to 300,000 years ago.

Furthermore, evidence from the most ancient archeological sites around the world points to the presence of a high technology whose origin has no Earthly explanation. And as we discussed above, many myths from around the world indicate that advanced knowledge was brought by god-like visitors from the sea – visitors whom some ancient alien researchers believe were extraterrestrials.

Could not the story of Banba and Tuatha Dé Danann be one of these many global myths indicating the possible presence of extraterrestrials at critical times in human history – myths that over time conflated these real otherworld humans into magical gods from the “Otherworld”?

Genealogical Connections to Banba and the Tuatha Dé Danaan

The question of the precise location of Lady Ceasair’s burial has long interested Irish historians. In searching for the location, Morris notes that the Lebor specifically states that Lady Ceasair was buried at Cúil Ceasra(ch) “over the fruitful Boyle (River)” where a cairn, Cairn Ceasra(ch) was erected. He believes that she journeyed there after making landfall in the West of Ireland and traveling East and North through County Roscommon’s Plains of Boyle. The Town of Boyle and the Boyle River are just north of the Plains.

After examining ancient burial mounds (rendered dumha, often shortened to do, in Irish) in the area, Morris concluded that the probable location of Lady Ceasair’s burial site is a big dumha/cairn/tumulus in the Townland of Knockadoobrusna. This cairn, located just a mile south of the Boyle River and the Town of Boyle, commands an excellent view of the river. Ibid at page 82.

From a personal genealogical perspective, it is interesting to note that MacDermot Roe, the ancestor of the author’s family, who died in 1365, was buried at nearby Boyle Abbey. Many other members of the family were buried at the Abbey until the English occupation of the 17th century.

Additionally, the Lebor says that after their sojourn north of Ireland, the Tuatha Dé Danann returned to the country in large dark clouds claimed by

ancient alien theorists to have been extraterrestrial space craft. According to the Lebor, the Dé Danann descended on a mountain anciently named Sliabh Comaicne, now called Sliabh an Iarainn, on the east shore of Lough Allen in County Leitrim just north of Drumshanbo. It is interesting that the MacDermot Roe territory, Tir Tuathail, in northeastern County Roscommon is located just a couple of miles west of Sliabh Comaicne on the other side of Lough Allen.

Copyright Kim T. MacDermotRoe 2021.

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