Wexford connection with Atlantis legend, author
YOU may think that connecting Wexford with the legend of Atlantis is a bit of stretch, but according to scholar and author Philip Runggaldier evidence shows that the south east was hit by what he terms a huge megaflood 14,700 years ago.
'The Wexford area was completely inundated and its effects can be seen today in the deep channel of Wexford Harbour and the boulders running from Wexford Harbour to Kilmore Quay, carried from the Carnsore area by the floodwaters,' says Mr Runggaldier who is promoting his new e.books 'Atlantis and the Biblical Flood: The evidence at last?' and 'The Forgotten Atlantis?'.
He says many archaeologists believe that Ireland was inhabited by early Stone Age man.
'If so, the deluge is estimated to have killed around 75 per cent of the population and destroyed much of the evidence of their existence.
'Those few who survived spawned the Irish race and handed down the story of the great flood which is now believed to be the source of the Biblical Flood,' says the author.
The Wexford area was completely inundated and its effects can be seen today in the deep channel of Wexford Harbour and the boulders running from Wexford Harbour to Kilmore Quay, carried from the Carnsore area by the floodwaters.
Mr Runggaldier is a geography graduate and scholar of ancient archaeology and mythology.
He says this strange mix has given him a unique insight into the distant past and the people of that age. He believes the further one looks back in time the greater the discoveries that will be made.