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The Irish word for round tower, cloigtheach, literally meaning bellhouse indicates this, as noted by George Petrie in 1845.
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The word " electron " was coined in 1891 by the Irish physicist George Stoney whilst analyzing elementary charges for the first time.
Since the early 20th century it has been commonly accepted that Old Irish Bel ( l ) taine is derived from a Common Celtic * belo-te ( p ) niâ, meaning " bright fire " ( where the element * belo-might be cognate with the English word bale in ' bale-fire ' meaning ' white ' or ' shining '; compare Anglo-Saxon bael, and Lithuanian / Latvian baltas / balts, found in the name of the Baltic ; in Slavic languages byelo or beloye also means ' white ', as in Беларусь ( White Russia or Belarus ) or Бе ́ лое мо ́ ре Sea ).
Kenneth Jackson concludes, based on later development of Welsh and Irish, that it derives from the Proto-Celtic feminine adjective * boudīka, " victorious ", derived from the Celtic word * bouda, " victory " ( cf.
The term baccalaureus is a pun combining the prosaic baccalarius with bacca lauri ' " laurel berry "— according to the American Heritage Dictionary, " bacca " is the Old Irish word for " farmer " + laureus, " laurel berry ," the idea being that a " baccalaureate " had farmed ( cultivated ) his mind.
The Irish word derives from Old Irish, which referred to a wooden structure or vessel, stemming from crann, which means " tree ", plus a diminutive ending — literally " young tree ".
This is the first use of the word Albania, the Latin form of the Old Irish Alba, in the Chronicle which until then describes the lands ruled by the descendants of Cináed as Pictavia.
One etymology asserts it is derived from the root of the Irish word gob or gab ( mouth ), which the same source asserts is the root of jabber, gibber and gobble.
The terms geab and geabaire are certainly Irish words but the phrase " geab ar ais " does not exist, and the word gibberish exists as a loan-word in Irish as gibiris, defined by Ó Dónaill as " Gibberish.
Although Irish and Manx are often referred to as Irish Gaelic and Manx Gaelic ( as they are Goidelic or Gaelic languages ), the use of the word Gaelic is unnecessary because the terms Irish and Manx, when referring to language, only ever refer to these languages, whereas Scots has come to refer to a Germanic language, and therefore " Scottish " can refer to things not at all Gaelic.
The Irish word lamhchrann came into use at an unknown date to indicate this pillar which would have supplied the bracing to withstand the tension of a wire-strung harp.
According to the Austin Hockey Association, the word puck is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word " puc " or the Irish word " poc ," meaning to poke, punch or deliver a blow.
A further exception occurs in the case of those counties created after 1994 which often drop the word county entirely, or use it after the name ; thus for example internet search engines show many more uses ( on Irish sites ) of " Fingal " than of either " County Fingal " or " Fingal County ".
Loch (, also the non-standard but common ), is the Scottish Gaelic and Irish word for a lake or a sea inlet.
Lowland Scots orthography, like Scottish Gaelic and Irish, represents with ch, so the word was borrowed with identical spelling.
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On December 21, the day that the Irish House of Commons petitioned for removal of Sir Constantine Phipps, their Tory Lord Chancellor, Molesworth reportedly made this remark on the defense of Phipps by Convocation: `` They that have turned the world upside down, are come hither also ''.
Of course, if you want to throw all caution to the winds and rent an Imperial or Cadillac limousine just for you and your bride, you'll have a memorable tour, but it won't be cheap, and it is not recommended unless you own a producing oil well or you've had a winner in the Irish Sweepstakes.
It happened at the St. Patrick's Day party, a big affair for a regiment which had gone into battle for over three-quarters of a century to the strains of an Irish march.
In this connection, it has been observed that the increasing number of Irish Catholics, priests and laity, in England, while certainly seen as good for Catholicism, is nevertheless a source of embarrassment for some of the more nationalistic English Catholics, especially when these Irishmen offer to remind their Christian brethren of this good.
Swift suggests that impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies.
Swift ’ s specific strategy is twofold, using a " trap " to create sympathy for the Irish and a dislike of the narrator who, in the span of one sentence, " details vividly and with rhetorical emphasis the grinding poverty " but feels emotion solely for members of his own class.
* 1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.
The Irish Free State, whose consent to the Abdication Act was also required, neither gave it nor allowed the British legislation to take effect in the Free State's jurisdiction ; instead, the Irish parliament passed its own Act — the Executive Authority ( External Relations ) Act — the day after the Declaration of Abdication Act took force elsewhere, meaning Edward VIII, for one day, remained King of Ireland while George VI was king of all the other realms.
However, the presence of a vigorous population of Celtic lineage, principally of Irish origin, has supported the creation of other celebrations of beer, often for marketing purposes, such as Saint Patrick's Day ( Día de San Patricio ), patron of Ireland, which is celebrated with abundant libations.
He suggested the Irish Feast of Bricriu as a source for Beowulf — a theory that was soon denied by Oscar Olson.
On the 1930 tour a delegation led by the Irish lock George Beamish expressed their displeasure at the fact that whilst the blue of Scotland, white of England and red of Wales were represented in the strip there was no green for Ireland.
Despite their difficulties in New Zealand the tour proved a raging success on-field for the British and Irish.
In June 2009 the British media reported that Argentina were lobbying for the 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour to Australia to incorporate a series of games in Argentina.
Though the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe and Irish uilleann pipes have the greatest international visibility, bagpipes have been played for centuries throughout large parts of Europe, the Caucasus, around the Persian Gulf and in Northern Africa.
In Irish mythology, the beginning of the summer season for the Tuatha Dé Danann and the Milesians started at Bealtaine.
In Ó Duinnín's Irish dictionary ( 1904 ) it is referred to as Céadamh ( ain ) which it explains is short for Céad-shamh ( ain ) meaning " first ( of ) summer ".
The " cow " derivation depends most immediately on the Old Irish legal term for " outsider :" amboue, from proto-Celtic * ambouios, " not a cattle owner.
In the 1885 general election this party won the balance of power in the House of Commons, and demanded Irish Home Rule as the price of support for a continued Gladstone ministry.
Banshees were said to appear for particular Irish families, though which families made it onto this list varied depending on who was telling the story.
Irish and round
He had a round, frank Irish face, creased in a jovial grin that stayed bleakly in place even when he was pumping bullets into someone's body.
Architects practicing in Ireland included Sir Edwin Lutyens ( Heywood House in Co. Laois, Lambay Island and the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Dublin ) and Frederick ' Pa ' Hicks ( Malahide Castle estate buildings and round tower ).
The earliest 8th or 9th century Irish crosses had only ornament, including interlace and round bosses, but from the 9th and 10th century, figurative images appear, sometimes just a figure of Christ crucified in the centre, but in the largest 10th century examples large numbers of figures over much of the surface.
Irish round towers ( ( singular ), Cloigthithe ( plural ) – literally " bell house ") are early medieval stone towers of a type found mainly in Ireland, with two in Scotland and one on the Isle of Man.
At Saint Mary's Cemetery in Milford, Massachusetts a round tower was built of Milford granite in the late 19th century as a memorial to central Massachusetts ' Irish immigrants, of whom thousands are buried there.
The tower is in the traditional design of an Irish round tower and is partially built with stone from a former army barracks in Tipperary.
Jean Giraud drew the first of the two-part last volume of the XIII series titled La Version Irlandaise ( The Irish Version ) from a script by Jean Van Hamme, to accompany the second part by the regular team Jean Van Hamme – William Vance, Le dernier round ( The Last Round ).
Saul, County Down | Saul church, a modern replica of an early church with a Irish round tower | round tower, is built on the reputed spot of Saint Patrick | St Patrick's first church in Ireland.
The guild aims to link its programmes with the Irish language initiatives which have been centred round Christ Church Cathedral.
Isolated in Dublin, with the king desiring to minimize his Irish troops, Ormonde therefore agreed to a " cessation " or ceasefire with the Catholics, which began in September 1643, by which the greater part of Ireland was given up into the hands of the Catholic Confederation ( leaving only districts in the north, the Dublin Pale, round Cork City, and certain smallish garrisons in the possession of Protestant commanders ).
He then split two ten round decisions with " Irish " Micky Ward, losing their first bout, but winning their second.
In 1842 he returned to Dublin to edit the Dublin University Magazine, and gathered round him a typical coterie of Irish wits ( including one or two hornets ) such as the O ' Suilivans, Archer Butler, W Carleton, Sir William Wilde, Canon Hayman, DF McCarthy, McGlashan, Dr Kencaly and many others.
* St. Mary's Cemetery holds the only Irish round tower in the United States, built from local granite.
Wilson thought that Irish conscription would gain an extra 150, 000 men, as well as helping to round up political malcontents.
The meeting, over a seven-hour period, took place over a round of golf and a subsequent dinner with Fitzpatrick and two other directors of Anglo Irish Bank.
This includes both a strong contingent of British, Irish, Germans and Scandinavians, many of whom live there all the year round, and Spanish people who have a second home in the city.
An Old Irish Life of Columcille reports that every funeral procession " halted at a mound called Eala, whereupon the corpse was laid, and the mourners marched thrice solemnly round the spot.
* Ancient Christian monastic site at Clonmacnoise along with ancient examples of the Irish High cross such as the ' Cross of the Scriptures ', the round tower and visitors center.
The church itself has a highly unusual Irish style round tower, which itself is extremely rare in Scotland, and is unique in Orkney ( though other examples are known to have existed in the past ).