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    Default History Of County Nicknames!

    My pal Ah Well will ditch me now for posting this thread but it appears that the "Rebel" County name may not be all its cracked up to be......


    Quote from Ah Well......Apparently because Perkin Warbeck a Pretender to the English Throne garnered support in Cork

    King James IV of Scotland entertains Perkin Warbeck, 27 November 1495

    The GAA Blood and Bandages (Red and White thing) is a bit of a whatever

    But let aside the whole English thing for a sec and take more on board the fact that it was the locals here then (anglo and all they might be) kinda revolting against the powers that be in England ...

    And in fairness we're still the same today ... the rebel county, we don't subscribe to the norm and all that

    Kinda a bit of feck off we're from Cork and that's that I suppose.......END Quote



    Taken from this thread......
    http://www.politics.ie/cork/88919-co...und-up-16.html


    Now as we all know "Yellow Bellies" are so called because........



    Quote from Spidey.....Yellow bellies are so called cos we wore a yellow ribbon around our waists against a "chosen Team" of the English Monarch...and beat their lily white asses into the ground...why were ye called rebels ...pray tell???....from said thread.....





    So where did the other counties "nicknames" come from??
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    there already a whole thread on this, i was reading it the other day, UP CORK,
    where would you all be without us? in the uk thats where

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    The Oak Leaf County.... Doire meaning "oak grove" though I may stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrYouGoBoss View Post
    there already a whole thread on this, i was reading it the other day, UP CORK,
    where would you all be without us? in the uk thats where
    Yeah, cheers very much for that 'free state ' ye gave us ! NOT

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    Dublin is called the metropolitans as the largest city is here. We are also referred to as Jackeens, this is in relation to the Union Jack, and that we are somehow west brit, yet us Dubs rebelled in 1916 not the other rebel county Cork.

    Carlow people are called scallion eaters, dont know why.
    Laois is the O'Moore county.
    Offaly are the faithful, probably called the faithful as they are extremely loyal, even to that muppet Brian Cowen.
    Wicklow is the garden county as it is scenic.

    Wexford is yellow bellies as mentioned, also the model county.
    Clare are the banner county.
    Limerick the treaty county due to the treaty of Limerick.
    Louth the wee county as its the smallest.
    Galway are the tribesmen. Dont know why.
    Westmeath are the lakelanders, due to the amount of lakes.
    Meath are the Royals. Due to Tara being the seat of the kings of Ireland.
    Kerry is the Kingdom, dont know why.


    There is more but those are the ones I know off the top of my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herodotus View Post
    Dublin is called the metropolitans as the largest city is here. We are also referred to as Jackeens, this is in relation to the Union Jack, and that we are somehow west brit, yet us Dubs rebelled in 1916 not the other rebel county Cork.

    Carlow people are called scallion eaters, dont know why.
    Laois is the O'Moore county.
    Offaly are the faithful, probably called the faithful as they are extremely loyal, even to that muppet Brian Cowen.
    Wicklow is the garden county as it is scenic.

    Wexford is yellow bellies as mentioned, also the model county.
    Clare are the banner county.
    Limerick the treaty county due to the treaty of Limerick.
    Louth the wee county as its the smallest.
    Galway are the tribesmen. Dont know why.
    Westmeath are the lakelanders, due to the amount of lakes.
    Meath are the Royals. Due to Tara being the seat of the kings of Ireland.
    Kerry is the Kingdom, dont know why.


    There is more but those are the ones I know off the top of my head.

    Knew a fair few of the nicknames...but wondering was there a route for them as all....


    Wiclow called more than the "Garden" County...... mind!!!!!!!
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    A lot of them are recent fakey confections with ridiculous reasoning aren't they? By 'a lot' I mean Clare...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewiegriffin View Post
    Yeah, cheers very much for that 'free state ' ye gave us ! NOT
    where are you from and what did your county get us?

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    Contrary to popular belief, the term "Rebel County" with respect to Cork refers not to republicanism, but rather to its support for Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne, during the rebellion against Henry VII of England.

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