The pre-Celtic period in the prehistory of Central and Western Europe occurred before the . Thompson, T. Ireland's Pre-Celtic Archaeological and Anthropological Heritage. () Edwin Mellen Press. Waddell, J., The Celticization of the West.
As far back as the 16th century, it was believed that the Irish are the descendants of the Celts, an Iron Age people who originated in the middle.
The Celts are relatively new to Irleand in comparison to the stone age inhabitants that were in Ireland long before.
Ireland has been inhabited by humans since BC, and the Celts only arrived in BC. So who were the people who came before them.
The Beaker culture predates the Celts by a wide margin. and rivers, creating a cultural spread extending from Ireland to the Carpathian Basin and opened by the Beaker people became firmly established and the culture was succeeded by .
So any pre-Celtic inhabitants would have been Mesolithic . There is a possibility that the pre Celtic inhabitants of Ireland at least, came from.
The Arrival of the Celts: As the Bronze Age in Ireland drew to a close, there appeared in Ireland a new cultural influence. Developing in the Alps of central.