Chronicles of Eri, or the Irish People, vol.1, by Roger O'Connor, 1822, London
being the History of the Gaal Sciot Iber, or the Irish People, translated from the original manuscripts in the Phoenician dialect of the Scythian language.
I come now to speak more particularly of the tribe known by theÂ specific donomination of Gaal Sciot Ibeir, who emigrated from Iber, by the way of Sidon and the Mediterranean to the north western quarter of Spain, to which they gave the name of Gaelag...
That when this tribe had sojourned 250 years in Gaelag, a colony of them, led by Eocaid, the brother of Cean-ard, the ruling chief, crossed the Pyrenees, and seating themselves on the far side of those mountains, called the land Eocaid-tan, from whence went forth a colony eastward amongst the mountains, who called themselves Gaaldun-seis.
That when this tribe had dwelled 453 years in Gaelag,Sidonians passed the Breoccean of Gaelag, and discovered the island to which they gave the name of Breotan, the present Britain.
That when this tribe had dwelled 484 years in Gaelag, Sesostris having moved from Egypt, invaded Spain which he overran, and established idolatry therein, whereupon the chief, princes, nobles, olam, and as many of the Gaal as had means of emigration, quitted the Gaelag rather than live in subjection to a foreign yoke, and steered their course westward of Breotain, to an island that had first been called Fodhla, at that time Dan-ba, to which they gave the name of Eri, their departure having been accelerated by an uncommon drought, famine, and plague, the fidelity of these chronicles being corroborated by the relation of other nations bearing testimony to these events, whilst the fact of total ignorance of our forefathers, of idolatry, is proof positive of their having abandoned the peninsula at a time anterior to the introduction of idol worship, in Spain, by Sesostris, and ascertain his age, as well as our emigration, fixing both to 1006 years before Christ, antecedently to which time by thirtry years, multitudes of Iberians from Buas and Gaelag, were conducted by the Pheonicians to Britain, divers portions of which they colonized as heretofore explained.
That the people were fire worshippers, and paid adoration to the sun, by the name Baal, to the moon, which they called Re, and to the stars....