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    Poetic Discription of the Five Provinces at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Ireland
    Still True?

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    Ulster in the north is the seat of battle valour, of haughtiness, strife, boasting; the men of Ulster are the fiercest warriors of all Ireland, and the queens and goddesses of Ulster are associated with battle and death.

    Well, ultimately, the fiercest warriors all rolled over and had their tummy tickled by The Queen. So, no, not true anymore.

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    Leinster, the eastern kingdom, is the seat of prosperity, hospitality, the importing of rich foreign wares like silk or wine; the men of Leinster are noble in speech and their women are exceptionally beautiful.

    Verily, the truth was spoken and remains thus.
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    In Munster dwelt a proud and independent clan, fierce to defend their patch of land from invaders that wanted it not. Esconced within their fortress at Cork, they sent by sea to all the kingdoms of Christendom most potent elixirs for the bettering of prowess in the bedchamber.
    "Unless you are an absolute pacifist, then you acknowledge that there are times when taking up arms is appropriate."
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    What of Connacht?

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    What of Meath?
    Last edited by NEWN; 10th December 2012 at 03:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eileen ni tarbh
    Ulster in the north is the seat of battle valour, of haughtiness, strife, boasting; the men of Ulster are the fiercest warriors of all Ireland, and the queens and goddesses of Ulster are associated with battle and death.

    Well, ultimately, the fiercest warriors all rolled over and had their tummy tickled by The Queen. So, no, not true anymore.
    Now don't be bold eileen

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEWN
    What of Meath?
    The last kingdom, Meath, in Meath lies A BIG ROAD
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    ó Wiki:
    This dinnseanchas poem named Ard Ruide poetically describes the kingdoms of Ireland.
    But this is Ard Ruide:

    1. Trí tuili
    bít i n-dún Ardda Ruidi,
    tuile ócán, tuile ech,
    tuile mílchon mhic Luigdech.
    2. Trí ceol
    bít 'ca ríg, ségda sodain,
    ceól crott, ceól timpán, comaig,
    dord Fir Thuinne meic Throgain.
    3. Trí gáire
    bít ann cen úair do therca,
    gáir chetnata da fhaithche,
    gáir graifne, ocus gáir erca.
    4. Trí gáire,
    gáir a mucc n-dronnmar n-dega,
    gáir a shlúaig ós blai bruidne,
    gáir muirne ocus gáir meda.
    5. Trí cnúasa
    bítis ann úasa shlattaib,
    cnúas ic tuitim, foram ngnáth,
    cnúas fo bláth is cnúas abbaig.
    6.Trí meic rofhácaib Lugaid
    cársat rulaid a febda,
    Ruide mac Luigdech lethain,
    Eochaid is Fíacho ferda.
    7. Dobér-sa teist ar Ruidi
    cus' tecat na trí tuili,
    nech ní rér Ruide im ní ríam,
    ocus ní ríarr ní ar duine.
    8. Dobér-sa teist ar Eochaid
    ná deochaid traigid madma,
    nad epert ríam ní bad gó,
    ná baí bad mó bad amra.
    9. Dobér-sa teist ar Fhíacho,
    cársat rulaid a fhebda,
    ná baí cen airfitiud gnáth,
    ná baí tráth cen ól corma.
    11.Tricha ruirech, tricha níad,
    tricha tríath, ba foram rí:
    ba h-é lín a shlúaig thrétaig
    tricha do chétaib fo thrí.

    Trí.

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    Connacht in the west is the kingdom of learning, the seat of the greatest and wisest druids and magicians; the men of Connacht are famed for their eloquence, their handsomeness and their ability to pronounce true judgement.

    Well, I can't argue with that. That's me down to a tee

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