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See also: eire, Éire, and Eiré


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From Irish Éire.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. (chiefly dated) The Republic of Ireland
  2. The island of Ireland, consisting of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
    • 1887, U. J. Bourke, Pre-Christian Ireland, Browne & Nolan, page 1:
      [] ; above all, from their language, which, to this day, has left its impress on the lands through which they journeyed from Aria to Ara, from Iberia to Eire.
    • 1996, John Wilson, Understanding Journalism; A Guide To Issues, Routledge. →ISBN., page 269:
      Eire - now an oddity rarely used, an out-of-date reference.
    • 2004, Douglas Clark, Belfast: A Novel of the Troubles, Virtualbookworm.com Publishing, →ISBN, page 211:
      “No. My father and Uncle Terry agreed on most things, including a united Irish Republic that included all of Eire. []
    • 2005, Kieran Wasserman, The Battle for Eire, iUniverse, →ISBN, page 310:
      “No, I do not,” she replied. “Eire was not meant to be won by force, as the Romans intend. [] In attacking them, you avenge your kin and maintain the peaceful island of Eire. []