Dalriada

/ (dælˈrɪədə) /

noun

a former Gaelic kingdom (5th century ad –9th century ad) comprising Argyll, parts of the Inner Hebrides, and parts of modern Antrim

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Word Origin for Dalriada

named after the Dalriada family, its founders
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Example sentences from the Web for Dalriada

  • For three miles they followed the broncos as the latter picked their way up the steep trail that led to the Dalriada Mine.

    Bucky O'Connor|William MacLeod Raine
  • Such evidences of ancient population and industry are by no means confined to the remote districts of ancient Dalriada.

  • From him all this western portion of Scotland was called Dalriada (Riadas portion).

    One Irish Summer|William Eleroy Curtis
  • The settlement north of the Clyde received the name of the Kingdom of Dalriada.

    The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox