Fir Bolg

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Fir Bolg

 (fîr bŏlg, bŏl′əg)
pl.n. Mythology
A people who invaded and inhabited Ireland. They were defeated by the Tuatha Dé Danaan.

[Irish, from Old Irish : fir, plur. of fer, man; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots + bolg, perhaps genitive plur. of bolg, bag (literally, "men of bags," perhaps from the notion that warriors "swell" with heroic valor in battle ); see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]
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Birthplace of the famous blind poet Anthony Rafferty, it was also appropriately the hideout after the Battle of Moytura of Firbolg chieftain Magoo - or on more formal occasions, Mr Magoo.
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