[ahyuh r-luh nd]
- John,1838–1918, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and social reformer, born in Ireland: archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., 1888–1918.
- Also called Emerald Isle. Latin Hibernia. a large western island of the British Isles, comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 32,375 sq. mi. (83,850 sq. km).
- Republic of. Formerly Irish Free State (1922–37), Also called Eire (1937–49). a republic occupying most of the island of Ireland. 27,137 sq. mi. (70,285 sq. km). Capital: Dublin.Irish Eire.
- Heraldry. a coat of arms blazoned as follows: Azure, a harp or stringed argent.
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Examples from the Web for ireland
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The king set about punishing Marshal, opposing his attempts to establish his family in their lands in Ireland and Wales.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame
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In Ireland, the name of Sean Quinn will be forever linked in the public mind as the ultimate cautionary tale of riches to rags.The Zillionaires Who Lost Everything
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Nobody who knows the tragic history of 20th century Ireland, let alone the Middle East now, could disagree with his judgment then.In Texas Textbooks, Moses Is a Founding Father
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Mr. Gladstone replied that the position of Ireland had changed since 1881.
Mr. Maguire moved that the House consider the condition of Ireland.
Ireland had proved the glory of Mr. Gladstone's administration.
For some reason or other this second visit to Ireland never took place.Handel
Edward J. Dent
In Ireland, also, the same spirit has been evinced; but under different circumstances.Ridgeway
- an island off NW Europe: part of the British Isles, separated from Britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel; contains large areas of peat bog, with mountains that rise over 900 m (3000 ft) in the southwest and several large lakes. It was conquered by England in the 16th and early 17th centuries and ruled as a dependency until 1801, when it was united with Great Britain until its division in 1921 into the Irish Free State and Northern IrelandLatin name: Hibernia
- Republic of Ireland, Irish Republic or Southern Ireland a republic in NW Europe occupying most of Ireland: established as the Irish Free State (a British dominion) in 1921 and declared a republic in 1949; joined the European Community (now the European Union) in 1973. Official languages: Irish (Gaelic) and English. Currency: euro. Capital: Dublin. Pop: 4 775 982 (2013 est). Area: 70 285 sq km (27 137 sq miles)
Gaelic name: Eire
See also Northern Ireland
- John (Nicholson). 1879–1962, English composer, esp of songs
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Word Origin and History for ireland
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
It is called the “Emerald Isle” because of its lush green countryside.
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