IRELAND: Where does Sarah McTernan come from?
An odd question, as we know that she comes from Ireland. However, Eurovision sponsor MyHeritage has been carrying out research on Sarah’s DNA.
The research shows that Sarah is 94.4% Irish, Scottish and Welsh, 2.9% Balkan, and 2.7% West Asian! There was a whopping 8,886 DNA matches in records, over 7,000 of whom share her Irish, Scottish and Welsh ethnicity. She has over 4,400 relatives in the US alone, and many more from the UK, Ireland and Australia. Sarah’s closest match is Geraldine Whelon from Ireland, who shares 2.3% of Sarah’s DNA, making her a first or second cousin once removed – and Geraldine’s MyHeritage family tree comprises 452 people!
Sarah feels really enlightened it’s so amazing to think her roots are Balkan and west Asian. She never thought that would the case but it’s a great surprise
Author: MyHeritage, Eurovision Ireland
Source: MyHeritage, Eurovision Ireland