What is the meaning of the symbols on the coat of arms for county Tyrone?
I know the red hand is for the O'Neill family who was the head sept of O'Neill clann and during a war with other clanns his hand was cut of off this is now known as the Red had of Ulster. (of course this a short version) but I want to know what what the three leaf symbol above stands for?
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