What is Ireland?

  • (noun): A republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921.
    Synonyms: Eire, Irish Free State
    See also — Additional definitions below


Ireland (i/ˈaɪərlənd/, ; Irish: Éire ; Ulster-Scots: Airlann or Airlan) is an island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.

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Nemed - Death and Legacy
... Nine years after arriving in Ireland, Nemed died of plague along with three thousand of his people ... escaped, and the last of Nemed's followers left Ireland ... Preceded by Partholón Mythical invasions of Ireland AFM 2350 BC FFE 1731 BC Succeeded by Fir Bolg ...
Riding (country Subdivision) - Ireland
... County Tipperary in Ireland was divided in 1838 into two ridings, Tipperary North Riding and Tipperary South Riding — the divisions remain as local government ...
Private (rank) - Europe and Latin America - Ireland
... In corps units the rank designation changes ... In the artillery the rank is known as gunner (Gnr), but usually only after the completion of a gunners' course, and in the cavalry it is known as trooper (Tpr) ...
Freedom Of Speech By Country - Europe - European Union - Ireland
... See also Censorship in the Republic of Ireland Freedom of speech is protected by Article 40.6.1 of the Irish constitution ... European Convention form an integral part of the Republic of Ireland's laws ...
United Kingdom Prison Population - Prison Population - Size - Prison Population in Northern Ireland
... There are 3 prisons in Northern Ireland ... The "average" prison population of Northern Ireland in 2009 was 1,465 ...

More definitions of "Ireland":

  • (noun): An island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
    Synonyms: Hibernia, Emerald Isle

Famous quotes containing the word ireland:

    Out of Ireland have we come,
    Great hatred, little room
    Maimed us at the start.
    I carry from my mother’s womb
    A fanatic’s heart.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Sport and death are the two great socializing factors in Ireland ...
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    In Ireland they try to make a cat cleanly by rubbing its nose in its own filth. Mr. Joyce has tried the same treatment on the human subject. I hope it may prove successful.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)