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(Placename) a poetic name for Ireland1
1. Latin, Hibernia. an island of the British Isles, W of Great Britain, comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 32,375 sq. mi. (83,850 sq. km).
2. Republic of. Formerly, Irish Free State (1922–37), Eire (1937–49). a republic occupying most of the island of Ireland. 3,632,944; 27,137 sq. mi. (70,285 sq. km).Cap.: Dublin. Irish, Eire.
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|Noun||1.||Emerald Isle - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland|
battle of Boyne, Boyne - a battle in the War of the Grand Alliance in Ireland in 1690; William III defeated the deposed James II and so ended the Catholicism that had been reintroduced in England by the Stuarts
Drogheda - in 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants
water spaniel - any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
patronym, patronymic - a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)
keen - a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
ceilidh - an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling
barmbrack - a rich currant cake or bun
Aran Islands - three small islands belonging to Ireland at the entrance to Galway Bay
British Isles - Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
Northern Ireland - a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
ben - a mountain or tall hill; "they were climbing the ben"
Ana - mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu
Aengus, Angus, Angus Og, Oengus - Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women
Boann - Celtic goddess; mother of Angus Og
Brigit - Celtic goddess of fire and fertility and agriculture and household arts and wisdom; later associated with Saint Bridget
Dagda - chief Celtic god of the Tuatha De Danann; father of Angus Og and Brigit
Dana, Danu - Celtic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De Danann; identified with the Welsh Don
Fomor, Fomorian - one of a group of Celtic sea demons sometimes associated with the hostile power of nature
Gwydion - Celtic sky god; a magician; giver of arts and civilization
Manannan - Celtic god of the sea; son of Ler
Irishman - a man who is a native or inhabitant of Ireland
Irishwoman - a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Ireland
macushla - (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling