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Ireland US English

An island in the British Isles that lies west of Great Britain. Approximately four fifths of the area of Ireland constitutes the Republic of Ireland, with the remaining one fifth belonging to Northern Ireland. After an unsuccessful rebellion in 1798, union of Britain and Ireland followed in 1801. Ireland was divided into two self-governing areas after World War I. For later history see Ireland, Republic of and Northern Ireland

Ireland New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

island west of Great Britain

Ireland, Republic of US English

A country that comprises approximately four fifths of Ireland; population 4,203,200 (est. 2009); capital, Dublin; languages, Irish (official) and English

New Ireland US English

An island in the South Pacific Ocean, part of Papua New Guinea, that lies north of New Britain; population 145,700 (est. 2009); capital, Kavieng

Northern Ireland US English

A province of the United Kingdom that occupies the northeastern part of Ireland, comprised of six counties of Ulster; population 1,775,000 (est. 2008); capital, Belfast

Ireland, Republic of New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

country comprising approximately four-fifths of Ireland;

Northern Ireland New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

province of the United Kingdom occupying the NE part of Ireland

Primate of All Ireland US English

A title of both the Catholic and Anglican Archbishops of Armagh

Bridget, St.1 US English

(6th century), Irish abbess; also known as St. Bridget of Ireland. She was venerated in Ireland as a virgin saint and noted in miracle stories for her compassion. Feast day, July 23

primate New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chief bishop of a province; Primate of All England the Archbishop of Canterbury; Primate of All Ireland each of the Archbishops (Catholic and Anglican) of Armagh; Primate of England the Archbishop of York

St. Bridget of Ireland in Bridget, St.1 US English

(6th century), Irish abbess; also known as St. Bridget of Ireland. She was venerated in Ireland as a virgin saint and noted in miracle stories for her compassion. Feast day, July 23

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in United Kingdom US English

A country in western Europe that consists of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland; population 61,113,200 (est. 2009); capital, London. Full name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland