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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The wife of a Firbolg chieftain Etar, died on Ben Etar, then named after her.
What I wouldn't give to walk where my ancestors did, when the Firbolg were farmers.
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.