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kickass people who dont smell like potatoes, or drink whiskey all the time. better than the french. racist? maybe.
irish people are better than french people
by catherine February 12, 2005
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1) The capital city of the republic of Ireland.
2) One of the counties of Ireland.
They are from Dublin.
by Dmitrysimpson January 25, 2006
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1 Descrided by First Minister Jack MacConnel as "The best small country in the world".

2 Is responcible for The United Kingdom, as it subsidises England, rescently stoped the English from electing the pro-ethnic cleansing Conservitave party, and does all the fighting in Iraq.

3 The only country in the world to have a First Past the Post system of government and a 6 party system.

4 Invented everything of use in the world

5 The only country in the world which has a minority of people who speak the official language

6 Best Primary Education in the world and 6th best secondary education (after Japan, S Korea, and Scandanavia)
Scotland is the most patriotic country in the world which doesn't artificially create partiatism using propaganda.
by Chalkie9009 May 22, 2005
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A member nation of the United Kingdom. It is part of an island nation in western Europe, which invented football (which we have mixed results in) Rugby (same again) and many other handy things.

Together with Scotish enlghtenment (mainly based in Edinburgh) Welsh raw materials, Irish manpower. The English played a huge part in turning Great Britain into the first truly industrialised nation.

It also (again with the aid of the other home nations) formed the largest empire the world had yet seen. Strangely the English attempts at Empire had been successful but not greatly so, while the Scots had failed in panama. When the two combined however things really took off (strange)

The English also proved themselves to be a strong fighting nation both on sea and land and contrary to popular myth were equal to the other home nation regiments. For some reason many seem to believe that a race of people that sailed across the North sea and took over much of the fertile land of Great Britain and then fought virtualy non stop with Europe, should be considered pansies.

The English are now a hugely mixed group, however as they consider and take pride in their mixed basterdised background (creating a better stronger gene pool) this has had no real negative consequences unless a group is clearly segregating themselves (hence the dislike of the muslim veil)

The English relationship with the rest of the U.K. has been tense for many years in the past due mainly to the constant wars between themselves with no clear outcome other than pointless arguements over things that happened in the middle ages.

The main cause for dislike now is not so much cultural differences (as there are none to speak of other than accents)it is more of a dislike based on news reports wanting to create hatred. Football and Rugby matches that are treated like wars (its only a sodding game)and a sense of calling yoursef different for the sake of wanting to be different. This has been fueled by a largely pointless and over nostalgic view of the past in many celtic countries which now believe they can improve themselves by dressing stupidly and speaking languages that are basically defunct. rather like the Italians reverting to Latin on a whim or the English learning Anglo Saxon.
England perform on average on their own. United with the other nations of Britain. THEY ROCK!
by markwignall1988 October 21, 2006
2003 1234
Of or relating to the Gaels, or the ancient Celtic peoples of Ireland(Éireann), Scotland(Alba), and the Isle of Man(Ellan Vannin) in Britain.

It especially refers to their languages: Irish Gaelic(Gaeilge), the most prominent, and her sister languages; Manx Gaelic(Gaelg); and (Scottish) Gaelic(Gàidhlig). Their cousin languages from the Brythonic Celtic languages are Welsh(Cymraeg), Cornish(Kernowek), and Breton(Breizh). All of them possess trilling r's, hard-only c's and g's, gutterals, and soft sounds also. All are poetic, musical, beautiful languages, often sounding very Tolkienesque.

The languages are now fragile after centuries of prejudice from the English. Still interest in them has risen in and around their homelands.
"'S e dùthaich gun anam a th'ann dùthaich gun cànan"?

Gu fìor; tha h-uile rud an-seo airson adhbhar. Gun e/i, marbhaidh 'n iomadachd na t-saoghail seo bìdeag is bìdeag. 'S e cànan àlainn A th'anns a' Ghàidhlig... bu lugha orm e fhaicinn dhol.

Cho fad is bhitheadh na Ceiltich cànanan beò, agus tha ùidh againn orra, bidh ann ronn na dòchais dhaibh.

("A country without a language is a country without a soul"?

Truly; everything is here for a reason. Without it, the diversity of this world will die piece by piece. It is a lovely language that Gaelic is... I would hate to see it go.

As long as the Celtic languages are alive, and we are interested in them, there will be some hope for them.)
by Diddims March 25, 2005
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Noun: A distinct political unit, for all intents and purposes a country in its own right, located at the top north-east corner of the island of Ireland, comprised of six of the nine counties of Ulster.

Also known as God's Own Country or God's Chosen Six Counties, generically as Ulster or the Province, and most often shortened in literature to Norn Iron. A little country of a mere 1.5 million people, where job opportunities and social cohesion are so absent that most of the population drinks heavily and hates everyone else.

Vodka is cheap here, as is beer, thank god.

Northern Ireland contains everything that is good about the island of Ireland. The Northern Irish people have a dark self-deprecating sense of humour. We also beat England in 2005 in a football match and we'll never let them forget it.

Lots of people in Northern Ireland are inbred. Guinness tastes better up here, too.

Northern Ireland has many enemies in the wider world, but mostly they are just haters, jealous of Our Wee Country.
Foreigner : Northern Ireland? Never heard of it.
Me : It's fulla wankers mate. But it's home.

"We're not Brazil, we're Northern Ireland"
(popular football song)

Northern Ireland. The home of tatty bread and brown lemonade.
by Ownies Puppy August 22, 2006
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A place of ancient Celtic culture that was flourishing long before the English even existed. Much of the culture is long lost but there is wealth of mystery, richness, beauty and fame connected to Wales that most people have no idea about.
To look beyond the sheep jokes, daffodils and rugby and it is important to recognise it was one of the first literary cultures on Earth. Celtic way of life was overflowing with poetry and great legends some little known and some world famous and more often than not, very wrongly, attributed these days to England.
They lived, on the whole peacefully, believing in nature, song, literature, dance... basically life just being fun. It was actually one of the first nations where women were treated in many ways equally to men! They even lived at peace with the Romans after the Roman invasion into Britain developing a sophisticated, ahead of its time nation!
Unfortunately the English (at that point Normans, Germans, French) i.e. the Anglo Saxons came to Britain and ruined most of it.

Wales has so much to be remembered for, namely some of the greatest legends, such as that of King Arthur and his round table which yes, was Celtic (WELSH) legend - though it is thought much of the legends are based on true figures. Though nowadays people tend to think King Arthur was English when what he did was in fact fight the Anglo-Saxons, he was in fact half-Celtic, half Roman.
Wales has many other great stories, A welsh Indian tribe existed in America long before Columbus ever arrived, thus proving that the Welsh were in fact the first to sail to America. In fact on the American declaration of independance 13 of the 17 signatures are signed by Welsh men, and America was very nearly going to be a Welsh speaking country!
A land with stories of great people, Owain Glynd, Aneurin Bevan, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, David lloyd George, JPR Williams!, Roald Dahl... the list is endless...Many great singers, actors, artists and writers have come from the small country of Wales (can't forget Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Anthony Hopkins for modern legends, even Kylie who is half Welsh!)
Not to forget it is a country of great beauty, much of the countryside breathtaking but unseen by many.
It is a nation, of what i have seen, (and that is much!), of polite, kind, talented people. This is of course a generalisation but i do not know how Cardiff can be accused of being violent fans when England are world-renowned for the behaviour of their football fans!!
There is a national Eisteddfod each year bringing together talent from all over Wales, yet the contest is not publicised or known to many outside Wales... a great shame.
I could go on and on, Wales is far too over stereotyped and it is by people that have no idea about the truth at the core of this remarkable country.
WALES rules so do not knock it until you have been there (preferably further than the South East) and KNOW about its history!
by girl50 March 16, 2006
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When you have to hold on to the grass to keep from falling off the earth.
arrrrrrggggg! (like a pirate but in more pain)
by REV. Smitty February 24, 2005
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the only reason Urbandictionary.com exists
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by Kate Templar July 26, 2005
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IRA
A militant Republican army which split from the Official IRA in 1969 because of their refusal of violence. Started off mostly as a defence group but soon began attacks on British military personell. Primarily a green Republican group but from the mid 70s adopted a Marxist-Leninist outlook. Members have been trained in Libya and by the PLO and have maintained links with them and various other groups, including ETA and FARC.
Groups that continue to use the name and have not given into British imperialism are the CIRA, RIRA and INLA.
The Irish Republican Army originated in the 1800s and even before that, though not widely organized.
by SilentRhapsody February 08, 2004
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