Eire

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EIRE, or EYRE, English law. A journey. Justices in eyre, were itinerant judges, who were sent once in seven years with a general commission in divers counties, to hear and determine such causes as were called pleas of the crown. Vide Justices in eyre.

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Dixon, and the not going to Ireland, she said, with the insidious design of farther discovery,
It is, to be sure; and when you get to Bitternutt Lodge, Connaught, Ireland, I shall never see you again, Jane: that's morally certain.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Raigne of our Sovereigne Lord, King James of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland, the fiftie-fourth, Anno.
Yes, mussels of certain waters in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Saxony, Bohemia, and France.
Our ancestors not only brought negroes from Africa, but Indians from South America, and white people from Ireland.
In due time, the field in which my forefathers grew was gathered, the seed winnowed from the chaff and collected in casks, when the whole company was shipped for Ireland.
Imagine for a moment their emotions on realising that such and such a regiment was in open revolt from causes directly due to England's management of Ireland.
My Father was a native of Ireland and an inhabitant of Wales; my Mother was the natural Daughter of a Scotch Peer by an italian Opera-girl--I was born in Spain and received my Education at a Convent in France.
The name is that of Michael O'Neill, popularly called Prince Michael, partly because he claimed descent from ancient Fenian princes, and partly because he was credited with a plan to make himself prince president of Ireland, as the last Napoleon did of France.
But all they knew about Ireland was that Dublin was on the Liffey.
First Baron Montbarry, of Montbarry, King's County, Ireland.
He made them sing mournful ditties and say funny things about geography and Ireland.