John, 1838–1918, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and social reformer, born in Ireland: archbishop of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1888–1918.
a large western island of the British Isles, comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 32,375 sq. mi. (83,850 sq. km).: Also called Em·er·ald Isle. Latin Hi·ber·ni·a [hahy-bur-nee-uh] /haɪˈbɜr ni ə/ .
- Ire·land·er, noun
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How to use Ireland in a sentence
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
There were stories of distant strife, in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Northern Ireland, and those stories had the whiff of a different era.
She has had clients from all over the world, including Ireland and India, who are drawn to her via word of mouth and her website.
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 | William O’Connor | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 Elizabethan pipes were so small that now when they are dug up in Ireland the poor call them 'fairy pipes' from their tininess.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The decay and ruin of nearly all the "old families" in Ireland are among the penalties of disregarding it.
Flax is a great staple of the North of Ireland, and three fourths of it is beaten flat to the earth.
To talk of an excess of labor, or an inability to employ it, in such a country as Ireland, is to insult the general understanding.
I shall be agreeably disappointed if Ireland realizes a fair average harvest this year.
British Dictionary definitions for Ireland (1 of 2)
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 Ireland: Latin 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
British Dictionary definitions for Ireland (2 of 2)
John (Nicholson). 1879–1962, English composer, esp of songs
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Cultural definitions for Ireland
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