R-L226

The Irish Type III cluster
  • 434 members

About us

In November 2009, the FTDNA Walk The Y project discovered a new SNP, L226, that has since been found in all members of the Irish Type III haplogroup that have tested to date. A comprehensive website exists that has interesting information on this interesting Dalcassian haplogroup.

See:- Irish Type III website

This haplogroup originated in the counties of Clare, Tipperary and Limerick several hundred years before the time of King Brian Boru who lived, 941 - 1014. Several distinctive markers indicate the probability of a person being part of this haplogroup, but the presence of SNP L226 is final confirmation.

Who Can Join?
This project is open to those who have tested L226, returned a Positive result for any SNP under L226 on the FTDNA Haplotree, or shows the STR markers DYS459=8,9 and DYS464=13,13,15,17 which is indicative of being Irish Type III, and is a clear indication of being L226+.
PLEASE include your Kit number and indicate what SNP tests you have taken or ordered.

Irish Type III
As ALL Irish Type III are testing positive for L226, those of this cluster who show the STR markers above may join and will be placed in the 'Presumed L226 Group'.  If you have also ORDERED L226, the R1b-L226 SNP pack or Big-Y you will be placed in the 'Pending' Group until their result is known. Click on the 'Join' Button in the Banner at the top of the page.

All other L21+ clusters
If you do not have the STR markers above, you are NOT of the Irish Type III Cluster, you are unlikely to return a positive L226 result and so you MUST have a positive L226 result before requesting to join.
For men without the above STR markers, please do not "Request to Join" this project until you have your L226+ result.

Request to Join the R-L226 Project
To Join the R-L226 Project,
Click on the 'Join' Button in the Banner at the top of the page. 
PLEASE include your Kit number and indicate what SNP tests you have taken or ordered.

Other Projects to Join
If you have tested L226- but L21+/S145+
: Please consider joining the R-L21 Plus Project rather than this one.