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ID: 7003478
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Ulster (province)  Ulster (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 007 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The province of Ulster in the north of the Republic of Ireland includes the three southern counties of the former larger province of the single united Ireland. The modern province was once part of the ancient kingdom of Ulaid that was captured by the Anglo-Normans in 1177. In 1205 King John of England made the kingdom an earldom under Hugh de Lacy, founder of the de Burgh family who held the land until 1333. Then it passed by marriage to a son of Edward III and thus to the English crown. The clans of O'Donnell and O'Neil, Catholic leaders of the province, rebelled unsuccessfully against English rule from 1594 to1607. Scottish Presbyterians were settled in the area, which became largely Protestant, especially in the six northernmost counties. Those six refused to accept Irish Home Rule in 1920 and thus became the separate country of Northern Ireland, also known as Ulster. The remaining three, Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan, formed the modern Irish province of Ulster, which culturally still retains considerable English influence. The 2003 estimated population was 248,600.

Names:
Ulster (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Ulaid (H,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ulster (province)  ............  Ulster (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)
earldom (H)  ............  from 1205 until divided into counties in 16th cen.
kingdom (H)  ............  of Airgialla from ca. 400 until ca. 12th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Ulaid..........  [VP]
..............  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 51
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 117
Ulster..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 295
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 962-963
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 136-137
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-181
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 204
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 51
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 295
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 962-963
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 117; XXIX, 136-137
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-181
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 204
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 Oct. 2003

 

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