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History of Ireland

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The Emerald Isle provides a great deal of history. The people have greatly affected the cultures of many countries particularly in the Western Hemisphere.

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Irish soda bread was first exposed to Ireland in the mid 19th century, sometime around the 1840's.
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The Irish are the only Celtic nation left somewhat unadulterated by the Romans of the 1st Century BC and still retain their Celtic Heritage through a thousand plus years of intrusion. The Celtic confederation spread from the steps of Russia to Turkey to Tuscany all of France, most of Portugal and Sp…
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%DETAILS% For detailed information on your search for Irish roots, check out The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) Web site. It provides a more extensive list of links and additional information for your ancestral search. These links include tutorials on genealogy, national resources, …
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Irish history timeline For a timeline of the history of Ireland that begins in 10,000 BC, please go to the rootsweb.com link to the right. 'Irish History Links' also provides a detailed timeline for this period. You can find a comprehensive Timeline of Irish history on Wikipedia. http://en.wikip…
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The Irish Famine of 1846-50 took as many as one million lives from hunger and disease, and changed the social and cultural structure of Ireland in profound ways. The Famine also spurred new waves of immigration, thus shaping the histories of the United States and Britain as well. I have read dist…
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%DETAILS% Answer try, patsbookmarks there is a bbc tv link on this page
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%DETAILS% Sometime after 1831:In the early stages of whiskey production, the whiskey was blended with a thick malt. This gave the drink an almost soupy consistency and a deep, smoky flavor. This smoky flavor came from the peat that distillers used in the fires to dry the malt. However, in 1831 Ae…
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The Irish gift for language is an important part of Ireland's culture. For a generous serving of that culture visit Sláinte! Toasts, Blessings, and Sayings. Here you'll find a detailed history of the custom of "toasting" and how the Irish have perfected it as an art form. There are extensive lists …
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According to a very useful history and guide to sources, www.skibbereen.ie/microsite/skibbereen_famine/HTML/intro Establishing how many died in the Skibbereen area during the Famine is problematic but a figure of 28,000 deaths and a further 8,000 emigrated, from population of 105,000 may be reason…
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It is an ironic phrase. The Irish have been, and are a spectacularly unlucky race. The "luck of the Irish" is BAD luck, as any reading of Irish history will document. When I did my Master's thesis on Irish references in the American language, I found the original and proper use of this irony goes c…
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The Black 47 refers to 1847, the worst year during the Irish Famine.
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In Irish póg means "kiss". The Irish band The Pogues used to be called Póg Mo Thóin (pronounced Pogue Ma Hone) which means "Kiss my butt," until people started to find out what the name means. Soon after, they shortened their name to The Pogues.
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Brief :The Celtic nations consist of: Wales (Brythonic) Cornwall (Brythonic) Brittany (Brythonic) Ireland (Gaelic) Scotland (Gaelic) Isle of Man (Gaelic) So the Gaels are one branch of the 'Celts' to answer the question.There have been a lot of wrong answers here (most of which have been remove…
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Harris is a well established name in Ireland. The name is found most often coming from County Mayo. Harris in Ireland was anglicized from Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. : Certainly Harris is an English and not an Irish name but there are numerous possible explanations for this. Your father might have been I…
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%DETAILS% Answer I suppose im alittle late with the response. you want to look up different Northern Aide websites, ie, sinn fein, irelandsown etc.
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Michael Collins' Death Here are opinions on the circumstances of Michael Collins' death: Read Tom Barry's book Guerilla Days in Ireland. He was the leader of the west cork IRA and according to him Micheal Collins was killed by accident by a raiding party. They were shooting from 400-500 yards away …
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Irish home rule crisisThe conduct of the Conservative/Unionist party in relation to the Home Rule issue was indefensible in a parliamentary democracy. They indulged in what Carson called an effort to 'degrade the British House of Commoms'. The strstegy of the Ulster Unionists, even the Irish Times, …
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Getting Ireland it's independence from the british. he signed the 1921 treaty.   between 1914 and 1916 Michael Collins was working in London as a financial trader in Whitehall London. he played Gaelic football for the London team against a scottish side in 1914 in Liverpool. he was secretar…
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During the 17th through the 19th centuries every square inch of Ireland was owned by some great landlord, either and Englishman or a wealthy Irish Protestant. The vast majority of productive agricultural land was given over to sheep farming or raising crops for export to England. The poor Catholic …
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The Liberal party had been in power leading up to the War and they were trying to pass Home Rule. They were backed by the Irish Nationalist party, a party that they relied on to maintain their advantage over the conservatives. When the war started the opposing factions (Nationalists and Unionists)…
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His aim was to free Ireland, to get the Britsh out from Ireland.   To help preserve and encourage Irish culture through such things as the promotion and use of Gaelic and Gaelic sports - he was president of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in London and organised Irish sporting events to th…
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%DETAILS% Michael Collins fought in the GPO in the 1916 Easter Rising and was in charge of aminution in the GPO and after that he was sent to sttaford jail to where he was put into soltairly confinement this made him want to help Ireland more and so on his realese he went home to Woodfield Co-Vo…
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he was very successfull in promoting his cause he used guirella hit and run tactic these men doing so where know as the "flying columns" he also used another group called "the Squad" these were to elimanate anyone going to treat the upcoming war.and the people of the day loved him because if he was …
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In my eyes he did but then again he is my HREO i think that if it was not for him we would still be under british rule and devalera used Michael Collins as a scape goat coz he knew that we would not get all 32 counties so yes i do think he did his best for Ireland and even in 1922 the Irish voted f…
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I would try and answer your question fully and completely myself but I would still end up pointing you in the same directions.But still I'm gonna try you have to remember that during that time 70% of the country was held by 10% of the population.Thus many people in rural Ireland were either if they …
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There are nine counties in Ulster. The province is comprised of three counties within the Irish Republic (Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan) and six counties in Northern Ireland (Antrim, Armagh, Londonderry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone).
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More crowded, since the population was about 8 million as against 5 million today. Less cattle and sheep and more crops in the fields. Less in the way of roads and the ones that did exist were narrower and unpaved. In 1830 lots of new churches were being built. Catholic emancipation had become law i…
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%DETAILS% it wasnt so much a revolt but Englands answer to keeping the Irish down. during the trouble times 1916-1922 the Irish Republician Brotherhood( I.R.B.)later the I.R.A. where a thorn in the side of the British government and so the British sent over a unit of 'elite'soldiers to sort out …
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%DETAILS% According to the web site: www.franks.org/fr01068.htm, the song by the title "The Wearing of The Green" was written by a Dubliner, Dion Boucicault (1820-1890). After America's revolution, the Irish thought it was time for their own independence. The color greem became a symbol of sympa…
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This is a tough question to answer as both were signifecant figures within politics at the time I suppose the main difference would be how they came to be politicians on the home rule ticket and ther differing beliefs in how to fight their corners in british politics. they differ also in the fact t…
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Erin Go Braugh?Bragh? Dia duit. That's "hello" in Irish. The correct spelling is 'ERIN GO BRAGH' and it simply means ' IRELAND FOREVER.' Slan(goodbye) "Erin go bragh" is the incorrect, anglicized way of saying and spelling it. To be entirely accurate, it is like this: "eire go brach"Accordingto e…
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; Depends on interpretation The distinction between the two very much depended on which side you were on. If, like the Ulster Unionists and majority of British politicians you considered the Act of Union and Ireland's inclusion in the British Empire as constitutionally valid, then you would only acc…
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Yes, they have. You can refer to the added link, for a referenced website on Michael Collins' family tree. Although Collins never married or had any children, before he was assassinated, he was one of 8 children. Children or Grandchildren of his nieces and nephews are still alive, today. *The fami…
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Baby showers aren't an Irish custom. But my grandmother had several superstitions against tempting fate and giving baby gifts before the safe arrival of the newborn was one of them. Customs and superstition notwithstanding, the etiquette rule is that one should not throw a shower for a relative as i…
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%REPLIES% Answer It is a medieval term that refers to a small room off the dining room in a castle where the drinks, etc. were prepared. In Great Britain in came to refer to the "pantry" of the house where the butter and milk etc. was prepared. In more modern times there are various resta…
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%REPLIES% Answer I'd really like to see the term used in context. I might have more luck researching it. I had a difficult time finding the term, let alone what it might mean. However, I did manage to come up with the following information. But it may not be what you are looking for. The …
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It made a great contribution to the cause of Irish indepedence because of the stupidity of the British. The rising itself was not that successful, it didn't have the support of the populace (who initially booed the rebels)and the firepower of the British gave them a sure victory. However, their brut…
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Precisely because it is a movie. Its purpose is to tell an entertaining story that people will pay money to see. It also has to get a lot of complicated history into a couple of hours. Thus facts can be omitted, distorted, or made up in the interest of dramatic storytelling.Michael Montagne
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Officially, the country of Ireland was neutral.
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Blue rather than green is the colour associated with St. Patrick and some flags were "St. Patrick Blue" in colour. Also the Irish flag that still appears on the English Royal Family's coat of arms is navy blue with a gold harp. It can be seen on photos of Princess Diana's casket if you're curious…
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%REPLIES% Answer I think that you have got the wrong country. The Lavender Hill Mob is a film represents the golden age of British comedy, and it's still delightfully entertaining I am not sure if the film is based on fact. Answer The Lavender Hill mob may be British, but in fact Lavend…
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4 provinces There are 32 counties in the whole island. 26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland. There are only 4 provinces in Ireland: Ulster (shared between ROI and NI); Connaught, Leinster, and Munster (ROI).   There are currently four provinces on the island of Irela…
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The original conflict between the Catholics and Protestants in Ireland was not truly a matter of religion -- it was a matter of social class. Put quite briefly, the majority of the population in Ireland, post 1000 A. D., was Catholic. They never underwent the church reform that England did in the 1…
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Yes, Michael Collins was considered a hero. In nearly every house in Ireland there was a portrait of MICHAEL COLLINS "THE MAN WHO WON THE WAR" hanging up in a prominent place in the house. In fact, I have one hanging over my back door. To most people really, most people don't like to delve into it …
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There are 2 legends surrounding the Claddagh. The first one seems to be more legend than fact, but it goes like this. A great Irish Prince fell in love with a commoner in his realm. Her father was not pleased about the relationship, fearing the Prince would simply have his way with the young woman a…
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Michael Collins Micheal Collins (1890-1922) was one of the most influencial figures in the Irish rebellion against England, leading to the separation of the Irish Free State. After the Easter Rising, Collins, officially acting as Minister of Finance under the newly erected Sinn Fein government, orga…
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Umm the signs Irish Need Not Apply are actually referred to as INNA as in I-rish N-eed N-ot A-pply ....and the signs were EVERYWHERE far beyond any "television" program. I look at it yes of course as racism but also symbolic of how far we the Irish have come. For a more current viewpoint on "NINA",…
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%REPLIES% Answer I must admit that I have never heard this one before. Most rural parts of Ireland did not have Electricity up until the 1950's and as the majority of Irish superstitions are older than that I would speculate that there is no such superstition in Ireland. Anyway I would be…
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In 1914 most Irish people wanted Home Rule but a lot of people still wanted complete independance. that's why people supported both de Valera and Collins In the cities especially Dublin people were happy with the status quo. More wanted independence in the south and west then the east simply bec…
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Answer Try checking out these websites. The first URL is a very good one. www.irishabroad.com/culture/traditions/ www.irishweddingsonline.com www.irishcultureandcustoms.com Irish weddings have several key traditions that can be traced back through history. Usually, these traditions have to do w…
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Propaganga is the answer to that question my dear cousin.  Because the government of Britain who run northern Ireland cover it up and only tell you what they want you to know.  Because working class stiffs don't read 17th century books on anything. Apart from that, teaching history seems…
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I have never heard that superstition.If you are married or engaged tradition states that you wear the ring with the heart pointing up the arm and if you are single the heart is out. I'm not familiar with that particular superstition but I have always been taught that it is very bad luck to buy the …
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The most common modern spelling is de Standún or just Standún.In addition to the above, *the names Staunton and Stanton in Ireland are of Anglo-Norman origin, having been brought to the country by settlers as early as the 13th century. County Mayo was the ancestral home to the sept "de Stonndún",…
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%REPLIES% Answer According to John Colclough from whynotireland.com... "George Moore lived next to Oliver St John Gogarty in Ely Place off Stephens white. Both were famous writers and both rather eccentric. All the doors of Ely Place were then painted white. Moore painted his door green so t…
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%REPLIES% Answer It began in 1919 and ended in 1922. Answer I think that it started in the 1530's, when Henry VIII sent the protestants over to Ireland for the first time. All events since then have led up to what has happened in Ireland. Answer An extremly complex question. The Norm…
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%REPLIES% Answer There are two major parties - the Nationalists and the Loyalists. The Nationalists are opposed to the British holding Northern Ireland. The Loyalists support Britain and wish to remain under British rule. Answer also include.. Sinn Fien. Workers Party. Provos.. the …
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The first thing you need to understand is the trinity of sisters known as albana,banba and of course Erin. The original term of this statement was banba go brea banba being one of the original names of Ireland. It was used primarily as a battle cry espicealy during the Norman invasions. The scottish…
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Take over Ireland is an interesting way to put it. more so is why are they not leaving. heres a link that may help YOU determine the whys and why not... most people feel its a matter of opinion, so ill let you decide on your own. patsbookmarks An extremly complex question. First of all, Britis…
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%REPLIES% Answer Mainly the Republicans/Nationalists want a united Ireland of the complete 32 counties, controlled in Ireland and full recognition of this. The Loyalists/Unionists want the 6 counties composing Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom controlled by Britain. This…
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The term 'Celtic' is an 18th century term first invented by Edward Lhuyd in 1707 to group various old regional languages into a grouped system, the term was largely romanticised during the course of the 19th century to a level of fantastical notions, before 1707, the term was unheard of. However, a…
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All of the founders of the Irish republican army are quite well known. They were all shot for their involvement in the Easter rebellion. Save for DeValera of course who was spared being an American citizen.
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In J.M.Synges play "Riders to the Sea"The Bride Dara is mentioned by Maurya the mother of Bartley and Michael. The Bride Dara must like Maurya had a vision of loved ones who where dead.You can find the whole script of the play onhttp://emotionalliteracyeducation.com/classic_books_online/rdrse10.htmH…
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For an indepth answer read Richard English's Irish Freedom. In short it is very complex but the root cause of the British Irish conflict lies in religion, the switch to protestantism on Great Britain, made Catholic Ireland a threat, because the reformation failed there. Both the Old English and Nati…
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mostly.most "LOYALIST".. are protestants.. catholics under british rule are considered 'lower class' and live in the slum areas... and these are where the freedom fighters mostly come from.   In my experience the people who exhibit shows of sectarianism have no idea what it is all about. I ha…
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There is no documentation of ancient Irish dance that I know of.
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Wild Geese were Irish who served in foreign wars in the 18th century.  Most of them were Jacobite's (those who supported the English catholic king James 1 in a war over the English throne) who were banished from Ireland after losing the war, they went on to become large contingents of all the …
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Collins himself wasnot married. His siblings remained in Ireland, in Dublin and west Cork. 2 of his Great nieces entered politics for the Fine Gael (christian democrat)party - Nora Owen(O'Mahony) was member of parliament for north dublin, a cabinet minister - justice- until she lost her seat in 200…
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Irish men wearing kilts is a recent phenomenon. If you research Irish history, you will find that many Scots as far back as the 16th century cast off their kilts when they came to Ireland. There are woodcuts depicting Scottish Redshanks in Northern Ireland dressed after the Irish fashion, that is, l…
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The Irish came to America to get out of Ireland. Until recently Ireland was one of the poorest places in Western Europe (because of interference from Britain). In America, the Irish found a home that tolerated the Roman Catholic religion, and provided jobs and opportunities that were otherwise lacki…
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There is some information about him onhttp://www.ucc.ie/celt/connolly.HTMLhttp://irelandsown.net/jamesconnolly.htmhttp://www.wageslave.org/jcs/this last website is the James connelly societyThe website below is his biographyhttp://www.rcgfrfi.easynet.co.UK/ww/connolly/conn-bio.htmHope this helps in …
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Answer: He didn't. It was Henry II in 1171 by order of a Bull of Pope Adrian IV.
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Young Ireland the NationI assume your talking about the young Irelanders movement the impact of this movement after their eventual arrest in 1848 brought about habeas corpas the British government banned the publication of radical papers and increased there troops throughout Ireland but mostly in Du…
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The traditional McCarthy Lands are in Cork and stretch into Kerry. There were three main clans (in English the McCarthy Mor the McCarthy Beag and not sure about the other). The biggest seats of McCarthy power were Blarney Castle just north of cork city and a north cork village think it was kanturk. …
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Answer The Irish rulers were known as kings until well after the Norman invasion. After this, they were called chieftains, and existed as such until Ireland came firmly under British rule for the first time in the seventeenth century. there still are chieftans (or at least those who claim titles…
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%DETAILS% a boyfriend can absolutely give a girlfriend a Claddagh ring.on the right hand when worn, heart facing out.. means the wearers heart is available - single ... heart facing in the heart of the wearer is taken.. on the left hand.. facing in.. married. if out.. i have no idea..the metal, p…
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There are many Irish tales and legends which refer to torc rings which are worn around the neck many refering to the Tuatha de Danaan. But these are the only other tale I can find which in anyway relate to royalty. There is also the Authurian legends which refer to a ring which is given to Merlin to…
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Answer Many aspects of Irish culture; Irish dance, music, and language were banned by the English along with Catholicism during Irish history. All the towns, counties, and provinces in Ireland were given anglicized names. When Ireland regained its independence, it reincorporated the Irish languag…
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same reason Lincoln fought to preserve the union. a stronger undivided nation.   Some people thought it was too much freedom and would endanger the unity of the British Empire, and others thought it wasn't enough freedom and wanted a republic
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Not really. Irish wear a lot of green. A lucky clover is green. So,basically it means good luck. Also you might just be superstitious. love and peace funnygal709 :) Actually the phrase did indeed refer to Bad Luck. There's also a variation on Murphy's Law: 'If it can go wrong, it will. 'Tis the luc…
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The primary language of the Irish Republic and N.I. is English. The native language of Ireland is called Irish (Gaeilge) by the Irish and 'Gaelic' by non-Irish. It is a community language in parts of 3 counties today and is a school subject in the Republic. There is government support for the langua…
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I know that some of the IRA companies have a dress uniform of a black beret, white shirt, black tie, black shoes, black trousers with a green jacket and white dress belt.   They might wear a balaclava when they're on active duty but they don't have dress uniforms... they're members of terrori…
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my great grandfather and his family made that voyage at that time and it took 33 days
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Religion was among the original factors in the conflict in Northern Ireland. However, the main factor was the fact that British settlers took over large areas of the Six Counties, dispossessing the native Irish inhabitants. The fact that the Irish were mostly Catholic and the invaders were Protestan…
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Here's just what I know from having a father and mother from Ireland and living there. The priest that presides over a wedding is invited to the reception. Mead wine is served, warm, at weddings. Usually the wedding cake is a lot like Christmas fruit cake. It almost always has fruit. If a fork fa…
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Guinness was made by a man called arthur Guinness, who set up shop in 1759. < found on the Guinness website.  Other stouts are Beamish and Murphy's from Cork. The oldest Irish beer still popular is Smithicks (the same people who make Killkenys)
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Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are the two main Irish political parties in the Republic where obviously there is no British rule. They formed from Sinn Féin one side being a pro-peace treaty the other anti-peace treaty at the end of Ireland's war of independence. Fianna Fáil say that they are a Republ…
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About 9%. The Harvard U. anthropological study found that the "clear reds" amounted to about 4% and another 5% had red-brown. The study was by Earnest Hooton and Wesley Dupertuis.13% of Scottish are red-haired, though. 43% of the Irish sample had dark hair (dark brown and black).
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For the last 55 years or so, there had been conflict and disagreement between the religions in England. The Catholics, who were influenced by the Pope, and the Protestants, who disagreed with the views or the Pope and were ruled by the king at the time, King Henry VIII. In 1587, the execution of the…
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Because they all lost there job du to he explosion in the late 1800s
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It was highly likely and in the years that followed conflict did happen with the War of Independence and then the Irish Civil War.
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Bombing of Dublin The city of Dublin was indeed bombed on the night of 31 May 1941. Four bombs fell on the city (presumably from a single aircraft). Thirty-four people were killed and ninety were injured. Around 300 houses were damaged and destroyed. Germany accepted responsibility and offered compe…
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it lead to Ireland freedom from British ruleit lead to Ireland's freedom from British rulethe unionists are hahah
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The only book I can find that is a fictional work is a star called Henry by roddy Doyle it's avalible anywhere. I hope that helps you. It's DeValera.
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Michael Collins only really affected Irish and British history while he was alive, though if you think more about it, he did some things that indirectly had an effect on the world stage. Through Collins' influence Ireland became the first small nation to challenge the British Empire. Surely this had…
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%REPLIES% Answer I'm not sure, Póg is Irish for kiss though. Answer Shane MaGowan [lead singer]
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Answer Used in what context? Answer a loy is a traditional long bladed spade used in cutting turf.
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It means may everything be easy for you in life. And may God personally protect over you. Its an very old Irish blessing, said at funerals and at solemn occasions.
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It's a song by The Corrs. Lough Erin is the largest lake in Ireland. The tune is to Francie Mooney's Gleanntainn Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair There is no Lough Erin in Ireland - Erin is a romantic name for the country of Ireland . There is a large lake in the north of Ireland called Lough Erne . People s…
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Answer I AM IRISH, LIVING IN IRELAND 40 YEARS ,ALL MY LIFE.I 'VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS SUPERSTITION. THE ONLY REASON I COULD SUGGEST IS THAT IT WOULD BRING BAD LUCK TO YEAR AHEAD.POSSIBLY THIS SUPERSTITION EXISTS IN A FEW PLACES. I DON'T KNOW IT TO EXIST IN THE NORTH. I,VE RELATIVES IN REPUBLIC NON…
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Well first of all you'd have to figure out what a celt is many cultures such as the leTene or Halstat had their own knotwork designs so did the Norse and their is even the Jewish lyre knot which is based on the the Jewish harp.While no-one is exactly sure why they developed the historical evidance p…
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