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  Queen's University, Belfast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Queen's University, Belfast - or officially The Queen's University of Belfast (QUB; in Irish, Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste) - is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The university was originally part of Queen's University of Ireland created to encourage higher education for Catholics and Presbyterians as a counterpart to the Anglican Trinity College, Dublin.
Queen's is the second oldest university in Ireland and the ninth oldest university in the UK.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queen's_University,_Belfast   (488 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Queen's County, Ireland
Leinster (Irish: Laighin) is the eastern province of Ireland, comprising the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
County Tipperary (Tiobraid Árann in Irish) is a county in the Republic of Ireland, in the province of Munster.
Wexford (Loch Garman in Irish) is a maritime county in the southeast of Ireland, in the province of Leinster.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Queen%27s-County,-Ireland   (2136 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Her Majesty The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth,C.C.,L.G., L.T., C.I., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., LL.D. (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Windsor, née Bowes-Lyon) (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the Queen consort of George VI of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952.
The Queen Mother held the distinction of being the last surviving Queen of Ireland and Empress of India, the former fact marked by the presence of the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, at her funeral.
The Queen Mother's penchant for gin and tonic, and her very large at Coutts and Co, was also widely commented on by both her fans and detractors.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Elizabeth_Bowes-Lyon   (2431 words)

  
 Kingdom of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kingdom of Ireland was the name given to the English-ruled Irish state in 1541, by an act of the Irish Parliament.
The Throne of Ireland was occupied by the reigning King of England.
These arms of dominion are similar to the royal arms before the union inasmuch as the arms of Ireland (the harp) form one quarter of the shield with the remaining quarters referring to the kings other realms (ie: England, Scotland and Hanover).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kingdom_of_Ireland   (526 words)

  
 Victoria of the United Kingdom - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As well as being Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, she was also the first monarch to use the title, Empress of India.
The Queen married Prince Albert on 10 February 1840 at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace; four days before, Victoria granted her husband the style "His Royal Highness." Prince Albert was commonly known as the "Prince Consort," though he did not formally obtain the title until 1857.
As of 2004, the European monarchs and former monarchs descended from Victoria are: the Queen of the United Kingdom, the King of Norway, the King of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark, the King of Spain, the King of the Hellenes (deposed) and the King of Romania (deposed).
open-encyclopedia.com /Victoria_of_the_United_Kingdom   (3912 words)

  
 Ireland
Ireland is an island of five million people located in the Northwest of Europe and is a member of the European Union.
The major airports in Ireland are at Dublin (on the east coast, approximately 135 miles from Galway) and Shannon (on the west coast, approximately 55 miles from Galway).
Ireland places no limit on the amount of money that you may bring into the country in Irish pounds or foreign currency notes, traveler's checks, banker's drafts, or letter of credit, but you may need the approval of exchange control in your own country for any transfer of funds.
www.unc.edu /~preist/blurb/Ireland.html   (4341 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Queen of Ireland
The position of 'King of Ireland' was created by an act of the Irish Parliament in 1541, which replaced the Lordship of Ireland which had existed since 1171 with the Kingdom of Ireland.
The Crown of Ireland Act established a personal union between the English and Irish crowns, providing that whoever was king of England was to be king of Ireland as well, and so its first holder was King Henry VIII of England.
The position of King of Ireland ceased to be with the passage of the Republic of Ireland Act, 1948, which came into force in April 1949.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Queen-of-Ireland   (644 words)

  
 Welcome to International Study Programs
Northern Ireland, Belfast - The Queen's University of Belfast
Queen’s University is renown for its Irish History and Studies department as well as for Sociology and Anthropology.
Queen's is one of the Top 20 UK universities out of a total of more than 170 that have been independently assessed to measure both the quality of teaching and the excellence of research.
www.casdn.neu.edu /sap/decision_programs_eireland.html   (566 words)

  
 Elizabeth I of England -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After Queen Anne failed to produce a male heir, Henry had her executed on false charges of treason (adultery against the King was considered treason), incest with her elder brother, and witchcraft.
The Queen assumed the title "Supreme Governor of the Church of England", rather than "Supreme Head", primarily because several bishops and many members of the public felt that a woman could not be the head of the Church.
The Queen found a dangerous rival in her cousin, the Catholic Mary Stuart, Queen of (The dialect of English used in Scotland) Scots and wife of the (The Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France) French King (The last Holy Roman Emperor (1768-1835)) Francis II.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/el/elizabeth_i_of_england.htm   (4746 words)

  
 Queen's University, Belfast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Queen's University, Belfast (QUB) - or officially The Queen's University of Belfast - is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The university was originally part of Queen's University of Ireland created to encourage higher education for Catholics as a counterpart to the Protestant Trinity College, Dublin.
The university has formal agreements with other colleges in Northern Ireland and operates several outreach schemes to rural areas, the most successful of which is at Armagh, the Armagh Campus (http://www.armagh.qub.ac.uk).
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Queen's_University,_Belfast   (419 words)

  
 Queen's Co Bios
36; P. De Witt; born in Queen's County, Ireland, in 1826; he came to America in the fall of 1852; lived in Kentucky one and a half years; came to Clinton Co. in 1854; bought the farm he now owns in 1860; his wife was Mrs.
John Large was born in county Queens, Mountmellick, Ireland, March 25, 1845.
Queen's county, on the sixth of January, 1830.
www.celticcousins.net /irishiniowa/queensbios.htm   (885 words)

  
 Victoria, queen of Great Britain and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of the young queen’s advisers was Baron Stockmar, sent by her uncle, King Leopold I of the Belgians.
Her reappearance was largely the work of Benjamin Disraeli, who, together with William Gladstone, dominated the politics of the latter part of Victoria’s reign.
The queen was not highly intelligent, but her conscientiousness and strict morals helped to restore the prestige of the crown and to establish it as a symbol of public service and imperial unity.
www.bartleby.com /65/vi/Victoria1.html   (694 words)

  
 Queen_Elizabeth_I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death.
Sometimes referred to as The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth I was the fifth and final monarch of the Tudor dynasty, having succeeded her half-sister, Mary I.
The Queen found a dangerous rival in her cousin, the Catholic Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots and wife of the French King Francis II.
www.tuxedo-shop.com /search.php?title=Queen_Elizabeth_I   (4525 words)

  
 King of Ireland : Queen of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The title King of Ireland was first created by an act of the Irish Parliament of 1541, which replaced the Lordship of Ireland which had existed from 1171 with the Kingdom of Ireland.
The title 'King of Ireland' remained in legal existence until 1801, when the Act of Union which merged the Kingdoms of Ireland and Great Britain, came into force.
The last surviving Queen of Ireland was the Queen Consort of King George VI (after his death known as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.) She died, aged 101, in 2002.
www.termsdefined.net /qu/queen-of-ireland.html   (597 words)

  
 The Pirate Queen - Folklore
Ireland has preserved as part of her heritage a large body of ancient law tracts, known collectively as 'Fenechas', the law of the Feine (Freemen), or more commonly, the Brehon Law.
Disputes over land use were settled according to the mythological divisions of Ireland; sick maintenance was assessed according to an alleged 'Judgement of Iancecht', the God of Medicine, indeed all manner of judgements, fines, satires and punishments were to be found in the myths and legends.
Grania endured many brutalities, escaped death several times, was betrayed by her own son, grieved for slain lovers, was victorious on the high seas and eventually sailed to meet her challenger across the water, Elizabeth of England.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art35114.asp   (760 words)

  
 ABOUT NUI - Constituent Universities - Ollscoil na hÉireann - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND
The Charter for the new University, styled the Royal University, was granted on 27 April 1882, and the Queen’s University was dissolved on 3 February 1882.
By the University Education (Ireland) Act, 1879, provision was made for the foundation of the Royal University and the dissolution of the Queen’s University within two years from the date of the Charter of the Royal University.
All graduates and matriculated students of the Queen’s University at the time of dissolution became graduates and students of the Royal University, and all existing Professors of the Queen’s Colleges continued to be University Professors.
www.nui.ie /about/universities.asp   (1377 words)

  
 Elizabeth II, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Although the queen, who in public is formal and unemotional, continues to be greatly admired and respected, since the mid-1980s a barrage of tabloid reports about her children and their spouses has seriously tarnished the royal image.
Queen Elizabeth II opened Scotland's first parliament in nearly 300 years Thursday in what Scottish nationalists declared a warm-up for full independence.
Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee: Ruling Britannia; Queen Elizabeth II has given Britain and the Commonwealth a lifetime of public service.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0817112.html   (486 words)

  
 Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Grand Orange Lodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But to return to the Queen’s visit it was a truly memorable occasion and only the visit to Ulster in Coronation Year 1952, or visits in 1964 and 1966 could rival it for colour and for the crowds.
The Queen is a monarch whose life and example has epitomised all that is best in a United Kingdom which has changed so radically since the day when she was crowned in 1953.
Those who planned the Queen’s Northern Ireland visit deserve praise and commendation, it was great that she was able to visit counties Fermanagh and Tyrone, as well as the more easterly parts of Northern Ireland.
www.grandorange.org.uk /press/Orange-Standard/2002-Standard/0206-June2002/article1.html   (833 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Privy Council Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The heir-apparent and the Sovereign's consort are invariably appointed to the Council, as are the Church of England's three highest ecclesiastics—the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of London.
Sweden's Privy Council, in contrast, was abolished as part of the reorganisation of the structures of government in the 1974 Instrument of Government (i.e., constitution dealing with the structures of government).
The Privy Council of Northern Ireland, which succeeded it, went into abeyance upon the dissolution of the Parliament of Northern Ireland and the imposition of direct rule.
www.ipedia.com /privy_council.html   (2009 words)

  
 NPR : Queen Maeve's March   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While working on a novel about Ireland's mythological Queen Maeve, Lyden met a group of Irish building an "army" to re-enact her war on the Kingdom of Ulster and ultimate battle with the Irish hero Cuchulain.
She was chided by her husband, King Ailil, that she was not as rich as he was, because she had one less bull than the king.
On a rainy day in June 2002, Lyden, Gilroy and an "army" of 35 volunteers began their re-enactment of Maeve's journey, which winds from the center of Ireland's midlands to the Cooley Mountains of the North, the stronghold of the Ulstermen.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2002/aug/maeve   (723 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Queen Elizabeth sends Ireland St. Patrick's greetings
While relations have historically been difficult since Ireland gained independence from Britain early in the last century, the two countries have built a more amicable alliance in recent years.
The postponement of celebrations to mark the death of Ireland's patron saint -- the biggest event in the national calendar -- underlines the scale of precautions against a disease which has rampaged through Britain.
The animal virus could cause untold damage to Ireland's crucial farming industry, which accounts for 10 percent of the its gross domestic product, 11 percent of employment and 27 percent of net earnings from trade.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1027382698596_22791898   (321 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Barbie - Dolls of the World - Legends of Ireland - Faerie Queen - Second in the Exclusive Limited Edition ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The second doll in the Legends of Ireland series, Barbie as the Faerie Queen, wears a peridot-colored, iridescent chiffon gown with an organic glitter pattern taffeta underdress.
The faerie queen is a mythical monarch of the natural world and this portrayal is regal and beautiful in face and form.
Barbie as the Faerie Queen wears a golden crown and carries a fantastical golden scepter, with her radiant faerie wings of sparkling golden highlights she rules the faerie world.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00026RC80/lorismishmashhumA   (1044 words)

  
 irish - celtic legacy ~Macha Mong Ruad
Of all the great queens and ladies of Ireland, there was one Queen of many talents, who outshone many others, famous and quite capable in her own right.
This great Queen, of whom Ireland rightly boast's, was Macha Mong Ruad (the Red-Haired) who reigned over the land in approximately 300 B.C. Her father, Aod Ruad (Red Hugh) was one of a triumvirate consisting of his brothers ~ Dithorba and Cimbaoth ~ who by mutual agreement took turns at seven year intervals in reigning.
At the death of Aod Ruad, his daughter, Macha stepped forth to claim her right to wear the crown, and refused to give up the realm, thereby becoming the first Milesian Queen of Ireland.
home.fiac.net /marshaw/mmruad.htm   (630 words)

  
 Macha Mong Ruad, Queen of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The dun was founded by Queen Macha the Red-Haired, the first reliably documented ruler in Irish History.
Macha founded the city of Emain Macha, and legend tells that she marked the boundary of her hill-fortress with her brooch and forced Dithorba's sons into building the dun as slaves.
Cimbaeth became the high king of Ireland, and ruled in Tara for 27 years with Macha until his death, leaving Macha in sole power.
myths.allinfoabout.com /feature58.html   (369 words)

  
 BBC News | NORTHERN IRELAND | Details of Queen's NI visit revealed
Details of the Queen's visit to Northern Ireland as part of her Golden Jubilee tour have been announced.
A special service to mark the Queen's golden jubilee will also be held at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast and the Queen is expected to participate in a number of other engagements across the province during her stay.
It would be the first visit to the Republic of Ireland by a reigning British monarch since the country achieved independence nearly 80 years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/1921699.stm   (249 words)

  
 Guardian | Crisis in North delays Queen's visit to Dublin
A planned state visit by the Queen to Ireland has been put on hold because of the stalemate in the Northern Ireland peace process.
The Queen, who would be the first British monarch to visit Ireland since Queen Victoria in 1900, is understood to be anxious for the visit to take place sooner rather than later.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said the Queen's diary was full for several months and no time had been allocated for a visit to the republic.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4671542-103588,00.html   (484 words)

  
 Ireland
This site offers a Surname Search that returns where families of the name lived in Ireland in the 1850s, how many births there were in the 1890s plus histories of the surname and a list of surname variants.
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland Freeholders' Index names those who were entitled to vote at elections or those who actually did vote.
These papers contain masses of information on Ireland and its relations with Britain from extensive social inquiries and census enumerations, through reports on economic, educational and scientific subjects, political and military developments, to transcripts of semi-literate emigrant letters.
www.coraweb.com.au /ireland.htm   (1938 words)

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