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Mileʹsians (The)

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The ancient Irish. The legend is that Ireland was once peopled by the Firbolgs, who were subdued by the Milesians, called the “Gaels of Ireland.”

“My family, by my father’s side, are all the true ould Milesians, and related to the OʹFlahertys, and OʹShaughnesses, and the MʹLauchlins, the OʹDonnaghans, OʹCallaghans, OʹGeogaghans, and all the thick blood of the nation; and I myself am an OʹBrallaghan, which is the ouldest of them all.”—Maclin: Love à la Mode.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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