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Airgialla

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — European History.

Meaning perhaps ‘the hostage‐givers’, is the name of a kingdom (or, more accurately, a federation of subkingdoms, independent of each other but conceding nominal suzerainty to an overking)...

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Alexander Knox

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

(1757–1831),

Church of Ireland layman and theologian. Largely self‐taught, Knox was much influenced in his early life by John Wesley, with whom his family was intimate. However,...

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Armagh

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — European History.

Was the smallest of the six countries of Northern Ireland. The chief town is Armagh which has been an archbishopric since the 12th cent.: there is also a Roman catholic archbishopric. The...

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Catholic Relief Acts

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

A series of Acts freeing RCs from civil disabilities. By that of 1778 RCs were allowed to own land on taking an oath not involving the denial of their religion; in 1791 RC worship and...

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coarb

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Christianity.

In Ireland, the ‘heir’ or successor of a saint who founded a church.

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Dál Cais

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Religion.

A dynasty which was the dominant force in Munster for much of the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries, producing a number of claimants to the high kingship. In the 11th ...

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Déisi

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — European History.

Old Irish for tenants or vassals, was the name of a number of communities in early Ireland. These included Déisi Temro (of Tara), otherwise Déisi Breg, who were located in ...

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Diarmait Mac Murchada

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Twelfth-century king of Leinster best remembered for bringing the Anglo-Normans to Ireland, c.1169–70, and one of the most execrated names in Irish history. Diarmait eloped with...

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Durrow

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In modern Co. Offaly, was founded as a monastery by St Colum Cille, most likely between 585 and 589. In his time it was administered as part of the family ...

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ecumenical Movement

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — European History.

The movement in the Church towards the visible union of all believers in Christ. Aspirations for unity can be traced from NT times. The modern ecumenical movement may be dated from the...

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