Fianna Fáil

[ foil, fahyl ]
/ fɔɪl, faɪl /
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a political party in Ireland, organized in 1927 by Eamon De Valera, that was one of the leading parties in the establishment of the Irish republic.
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Origin of Fianna Fáil

<Irish: Fenians of Ireland
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Fianna Fáil
/ (ˈfɪənə ˈfɑːl) /

one of the major Irish political parties, founded by de Valera in 1926 as a republican party

Word Origin for Fianna Fáil

from Irish Gaelic Fianna warriors + Fáil of Ireland, from Fál an ancient and poetic name for Ireland
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