/ (dælˈrɪədə) /


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

Word Origin for Dalriada

named after the Dalriada family, its founders

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Examples 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