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[feer-buhl-uh g]
noun, plural Fir·bolgs, (especially collectively) Fir·bolg. Irish Legend.
  1. any member of the pre-Celtic inhabitants of Ireland who were defeated by the Tuatha De Danann.
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Historical Examples

  • A third band, the Firbolg proper, took possession of Munster.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7


  • Tradition assigns it to ngus, a Firbolg chief who lived about two thousand years ago.

    Romantic Ireland; volume 2/2

    M.F and B. McM. Mansfield

  • In the dim days of Fomorian and Firbolg, and for ages after, Erin was a land of forests, full of wild cattle and deer and wolves.

  • In each of the three islands are found ancient forts or duns, which are traditionally attributed to the Firbolg or Belgic race.