What is Ireland?

  • (noun): An island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
    Synonyms: Hibernia, Emerald Isle
    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 ... Only one ship, containing thirty warriors, escaped, and the last of Nemed's followers left Ireland ... by Partholón Mythical invasions of Ireland AFM 2350 BC FFE 1731 BC Succeeded by Fir Bolg ...
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 ...
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 ... all of the rights afforded by the European Convention form an integral part of the Republic of Ireland's laws ...
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 counties, but were ...

More definitions of "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

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)

    There is no topic ... more soporific and generally boring than the topic of Ireland as Ireland, as a nation.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    No people can more exactly interpret the inmost meaning of the present situation in Ireland than the American Negro. The scheme is simple. You knock a man down and then have him arrested for assault. You kill a man and then hang the corpse.
    —W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)