Category Archives: Northern Ireland

Coleraine

  COLERAINE Short-lived county in the north of Ireland. When the province of Ulster was shired in 1585, the county of Coleraine was formed mostly between the Rivers Foyle, in the west, and Bann, in the east, though the town … Continue reading

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Armagh

ARMAGH   Ard Mhacha. County in Northern Ireland, south of Lough Neagh.   Its southern and western borders are with the Republic.  In the early middle ages it was part of Airgialla, but by 850 the district around the monastery of Armagh, … Continue reading

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Antrim

ANTRIM   Aontroim. The northeastern county in Northern Ireland, lying between the River Bann and Lough Neagh in the west and the North Channel in the east. Antrim and Co. Down, to the south, were the remnant of the old Kingdom … Continue reading

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Airgialla

AIRGIALLA   Anglicised as Uriel or Oriel. A region of small kingdoms in Ulster until the 13th century, which lay in an area where now are found the counties of Fermanagh, Monaghan, Armagh and Louth, and, in its early years, in … Continue reading

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