Definition of Ard Fheis in English:

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Ard Fheis

Pronunciation: /ɑːd ˈɛʃ/
/ɑːrd ˈeʃ/

noun (plural Ard Fheiseann)

An Irish party political conference.
Example sentences
  • Appropriately coming from the Eamon de Valera Cumann in Dublin South Central, it reads: ‘That this Ard Fheis reaffirms our position as the voice of Irish Republicanism’.
  • The format at this Ard Fheis meant that audience questions had to be submitted to party handlers in advance, and the Minister had the last word.
  • On the subject of Education and Science, the Claremorris group put forward the following motion - ‘That this Ard Fheis calls on the Minister for Education to decrease further the pupil/teacher ratio’.

Origin

Irish, from ard 'chief' + feis 'convention'.

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