What is ulster?

  • (noun): A historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland.
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Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh or Cúige Uladh, Ulster Scots: Ulstèr or Ulster) is one of the provinces of Ireland, located in the north of the island. In ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths (Irish: cúige) ruled by a "king of over-kings" (rí ruirech). In modern times, clusters of counties have been attributed to certain provinces but these clusters have no legal status. The province itself, while enjoying common usage and forming a strong part of local identity, has no official function for local government purposes.

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Ulster Reform Club - Political Committee
... From 1905, the Ulster Liberal Unionist Association was represented on the Ulster Unionist Council, but given that the Association was headquartered ... details of its constitution, membership or purpose even to officials of the Ulster Unionist Party ...
List Of Cities In The United Kingdom - Northern Ireland
... City Year granted city status City council Image Population Armagh11 (Irish Ard Mhacha) (Ulster-Scots Airmagh) 1994 ... Local government district 14,590 Belfast (Irish ...
William Fitz William (Lord Deputy) - Final Tour in Ireland
... had pursued aggressive policies in Connaught and Ulster from the start ... threat was readily dealt with, and FitzWilliam turned up the pressure on those Ulster lords who owed their allegiance to the Earl of Tyrone ... curbing the power of the Gaelic leaders of Ulster ...

More definitions of "ulster":

  • (noun): Loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted.