[air-uh, ahy-ruh, air-ee, ahy-ree]
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Examples from the Web for eire

Historical Examples of eire

  • The trouble was, of course, that the Erse colony on Eire was a bust.

    Attention Saint Patrick

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • I tore it from the green boughs of old Eire,138The willow of the many-sorrowed world.


    W. B. Yeats

  • The wife of the first was Eire, and from her the name of the country was derived.

  • Eire instantly and magnanimously granted to her new north all the points that had been fought over so bitterly for so many years.

    The Golden Judge

    Nathaniel Gordon

  • In Eire we know no gods who take such shape appearing unto men.

    Imaginations and Reveries

    (A.E.) George William Russell

British Dictionary definitions for eire


  1. the Irish Gaelic name for Ireland
  2. a former official name (1937–49) for Republic of Ireland
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Word Origin and History for eire


see Irish.

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