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A historical region of southeast Ireland. Its wealth and accessibility made it an early prey to Danish and Anglo-Norman invasions.


(Placename) a province of E and SE Republic of Ireland: it consists of the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow. Pop: 2 105 579 (2002). Area: 19 632 sq km (7580 sq miles)


(ˈlɛn stər)

a province in the E Republic of Ireland. 1,851,134; 7576 sq. mi. (19,620 sq. km).
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Behind the First-Class Hotel lies Cholera Bay, named to commemorate an 1832 epidemic when Irish victims were reportedly buried "in the sands on the shoreline at low tide" (O Laighin 76).
Because historians estimate that anywhere from 5,500 to 30,000 Irish men and women are buried on the island (Charbonneau and Drolet-Dub6 3-10; Quigley 39; O Laighin 89), former Irish President Mary Robinson, visiting in 1994, referred to it as a "a hallowed place" (qtd.
39) Morning Chronicle (Quebec), 10 June 1847, cited Padraic O Laighin, "Grosse Ile: The Holocaust Revisited," in Robert O'Driscoll and Lorna Reynolds, eds.