According to Celtic historian, Father O’Growney, the original Celts came from Iberia, and they were eventually supplanted by the Gauls, who emanated from the area around present-day Belgium. We are able to connect the Iberians or the Basques and their language to the Niger-Congo languages. In fact, Dr. C.J.K. Cambell-Dunn has established that the language spoken by the Basque was a substratum of the Niger-Congo languages. He has found that the Niger-Congo and Basque languages share personal pronouns, numerals and vocabulary items. Next, there are genetic ties between the Basque and Niger-Congo speakers as both groups share SRY10831.1, YAP, M2,M173(xR1a,R1b3), E3*-P2, E3b2-M81, haplogroups, which originated in western North Afrika or central West Afrika.
But I caution writers who are quick to claim an Afrikan heritage for the Celts. My argument is not concern with the skin color or even the race of the people, but their worldview and culture, and how much of it they retained. The early Celts in their phenotype and religious practices we can clearly see are derived from Afrika, however, culturally, they seemed to have discarded a number of cultural features, that according to Diop's Two Cradle Theory, suggest the Celts of that period were already, in a zone of confluence, leaning heavily towards the northern cradle. Why? Because the two cradle met when the Iberian Celts were overcome by the conquering Gauls. Eventually the Afrikan phenotype and cultural remnants would disappear, particularly the religious elements, and in this regard St Patrick played an important role. His conversion of the Celts to Christianity struck at the remaining elements of this Afrikan cultural survival.
So, what did St Patrick really do? St Patrick removed the remaining elements of Afrikan spirituality, that were retained in Celtic Druidism. Thus, his significance lies in his ultimate triumph over Afrikan thought, which I would argue was already in a perverted form. And St Patrick's snakes refers to the people who were the worshippers of the snakes, who were the descendants of the Iberians Celts. You see, St Patrick never chased any real snakes out of Ireland because researchers have now demonstrated that Ireland has never had any snakes. So the next time you hear that St Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland, know that it is symbolic and that he chased people out—the cultural descendants of the Afrikan Iberians who first settled the area and became known as the Celts.