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  1. I was born in the west of Ireland and have lived...

    I was born in the west of Ireland and have lived in Ireland all my life. My parents/grandparents,great grandparents and great great grandparents are all from within a 30mile radius of the same area...
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    What do you mean?

    What do you mean?
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    Just know its out the Buncrana rd

    Just know its out the Buncrana rd
  4. Poll: Ulster has 9 counties. 6 of which make NI. "The...

    Ulster has 9 counties. 6 of which make NI. "The Eire government"?? What is this? Éire is the Irish word for Ireland.




    Ireland would undoubtedly be a better place if the British went home to...
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    It is an interesting and unusal situation. Todd...

    It is an interesting and unusal situation. Todd in Ireland is both of English and Scottish extraction and appeared in the 1659 census. There can be many explanations, here are just a few obvious...
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    There is no such thing to my knowledge of a...

    There is no such thing to my knowledge of a Catholic Ulster Scot and if there is they are few and far between and probably a more recent phenomenon. The Catholic people in Ulster would in the main be...
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    Yes the Ulster Scots named their children with...

    Yes the Ulster Scots named their children with typically English and Scottish names and have always done so. Have you ever heard of the plantation of Ulster?
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    Shannon in the form Ó Seanacháin (which is also...

    Shannon in the form Ó Seanacháin (which is also Shanahan) is a Dál gCais name from north Munster. Ó Sionáin (Sheenan as opposed to Shannon) is sometimes considered a variant of Ó Seanáin which is a...
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    Are you sure about that? Schanon as you've...

    Are you sure about that? Schanon as you've spelled it doesn't evenly remotely look like a Gaelic name that has been anglicised, however it is possible.

    Shannon is Ó Seannacháin or Ó Seanáin in...
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    Yes they came from Ulster, however their origins...

    Yes they came from Ulster, however their origins are in Scotland.
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    The Ulster Scots largely did not interbreed with...

    The Ulster Scots largely did not interbreed with the native Irish (and to this day remain a separate identifiable community). They also in the main did not emigrate to America at the same time as the...
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    The modern Irish word for Horse is Capall. I've...

    The modern Irish word for Horse is Capall. I've never heard of "Each" in modern Irish



    The words for numbers in the modern Irish language change depending on the situation. Different words are...
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    Leaving aside all the moral and ethical issues...

    Leaving aside all the moral and ethical issues around WW2, would you not be proud of the fact that it took the combined might of the USSR,USA,UK,France plus various other allies to defeat the...
  14. Poll: Our Monks like Columba, St Aidan, Columbanus etc...

    Our Monks like Columba, St Aidan, Columbanus etc founded many monastaries throughout Europe during the dark ages to spread Christianity e.g Iona, Lindisfarne; Annegray, Luxeuil, and Fontaines in...
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    In Ireland most people would have no view on the...

    In Ireland most people would have no view on the war in Libya. While it gets almost as much news coverage as the Japan earthquake, the majority of people would tend to pay the Japanese problem much...
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    Here in Ireland many people who have a reasonable...

    Here in Ireland many people who have a reasonable knowledge of history and culture would classify themselves as Gaels moreso than Celts. We are led to believe from a young age that our culture was a...
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    :good_job: P.S. can you please take Bono?

    :good_job:

    P.S. can you please take Bono?
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    Its nothing to do with my desires, nor the...

    Its nothing to do with my desires, nor the capacity of the British or Irish governments, nor the existence or not of an 'inherited ethnic guilt'. I pointed out an error in your post on what Britain...
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    Does it? You may never have interfered personally...

    Does it? You may never have interfered personally but if you are British your attitude doesn't surprise me.

    You can try and be flippant all you like and issue trite remarks ad infinitum.
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    "Ye" would be British interference in Irish...

    "Ye" would be British interference in Irish affairs. I don't know where your political or national sympathies lie but if you display a pompous attitude towards the geopolitical makeup of the UK and...
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    Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales. ...

    Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales.

    The UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    The UK is a political entity, Britain is an island.

    The removal of...
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    Yawn all you like. I misplace a letter, you...

    Yawn all you like. I misplace a letter, you misplace a region. :indifferent:
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    Shouldn't you have said the UK? Last time I...

    Shouldn't you have said the UK? Last time I looked at a map Britain was an island seperate from the northern part of Ireland.
  24. Didn't exist in 1782.

    Didn't exist in 1782.
  25. The Tuatha de Danann were from an earlier wave of...

    The Tuatha de Danann were from an earlier wave of settlers. Before them (according to mythology) there were the Fir Bolg and the race of Nemed and others before them too.
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