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The red hand of Ulster

George A. Birmingham

The red hand of Ulster

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Published by Smith, Elder in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Fifth impression.

StatementBy George A. Birmingham.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16559255M

Yet it should be obvious that this event did not really happen—or at least did not happen this way. The Lamraighe are claimed as descending from Lamha, a son of Conchobar mac Nessaa legendary king of Ulster. The sidebar, which is illustrated by a picture of a contemporary loyalist mural, says that the chieftain cut off his right hand. Palgrave Macmillan. Flag of the Ulster Defence Association. Orange background with a St.

In fact, the legend is usually told as having the chieftain take his sword in his right hand and cut off his left hand The significance of this point is that it offers a way of distinguishing between the rival representations. Used by socialists, trade unionists and nationalists. In the next place he spent it very splendidly. A Dermott Lamhdearg is cited by Meredith Hanmer in his "Chronicles of Ireland" first published inas being a king of Leinster who fought a battle around the start of the 5th century against an army of marauders at Knocknigen near Dublin. Bigger as representing the old-world figurative expression of signifying strength and power, and such hand symbols can be found in ancient civilisations including amongst others the AssyriansBabyloniansCarthaginiansChaldeans and Phoenicians. Flag used by the Ireland national rugby union team The four provincial arms and the IRFU insignia in the centre, on a light green field.

Historian Eamon Phoenix said the symbol had been "around before the plantation and one legend is that an O'Neill chieftain was racing a rival clan towards an island and realising he wasn't going to make it first he cut off his left hand and threw it to shore. Realizing that Eber was about to reach the shore before him, Eremon is said to have cut off his hand and thrown it onto the shore, claiming to have won the bet. Gleoir Lamhderg, or Gleoir the red-handed, was a king of the Lamraighe and allegedly the step-father Fionn mac Cumhaill from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology. It is amazing that two royal lines from Zerah—the Trojan dynasty and the Athenian-Milesian dynasty—both passed through the Iberian Peninsula. Calcol had been one of those whose name was remembered for their great wisdom 1-Kings In the first place his income was enormous, larger, it was said, than the income of any other living man.


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The red hand of Ulster book

Baronets A left sinister Red Hand is an option for baronet s to add to their arms to indicate their rank. It was the official flag of Northern Ireland from then until the Northern Ireland government was suspended inand has had no official standing since that time.

However, historian Ian S Wood who has studied loyalism extensively said he had "never seen or heard of anything called a red hand salute". Flag of a proposed independent Ulster nation. Flag of the Ulster Freedom Fighters.

Historical background The hand is either derived from the O'Neill dynastyonce the most prominent Irish clan in Ulster, or the Dextra Dei of early Christian iconography.

President of the Ullans Academy. Purple background with orange border and English flag in the canton and a UVF emblem in the lower fly. Bennett states that, "the ancient and traditional emblem of Ulster was and still is a Red Hand circled by a Scarlet Cord".

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Elworthy, according to Bigger, conclusively proved the ancient character and widespread usage of the symbol amongst early pagan civilisations.

Ulster Banner

The first two chapters of this book will therefore be written in the impersonal manner of the ordinary history; I myself occupying the position of unseen spectator. One of the sons of Zerah was Calcol 1-Chronicles Contemporary Britain. Red Hand of Ulster. Orange background with a St.

The Red Hand is first documented in surviving records in the 13th-century, where it was used by the Hiberno-Norman de Burgh earls of Ulster.

Thus, the Red Hand must have had an older origin. In another edition a "Y. These two dynasties and symbols are inseparably linked to Ulster. They also refer to possible Judean origins, in part. Calcol was also counted amongst the ancestors of the Irish.

He told the News Letter [ Similar to Boyne Standard. And in allusion to that terrible cognizance- the battle cry of Lamh dearg abu! It features on both the flag of the Ulster province, predominantly used by nationalists, and the flag which represents Northern Ireland.

Zerah and Pharez were twins. Or, clearing the history of your visits to the site.Dec 01,  · Ulster, but for three counties, is now Northern Ireland.

O'Neill's bloody hand has been preserved through the ages as the Red Hand of Ulster, seen on flags, postage stamps, pendants, and paramilitary banners. The passions that led O'Neill to bleed for Ulster have survived as well.

Many other families have used the Red Hand to highlight an Ulster ancestry. The head of the Guinness family, the Earl of Iveagh, has three Red Hands on his arms granted as recently as The Red Hand is present on a number of Ulster counties crests such as.

The banner is a Saint Patrick's Saltire that features a book, a sea horse, the Red Hand of Ulster, a harp and a British crown. The book stands for the university, the sea horse represents Belfast, the Red Hand is for Ulster, the harp symbolises Ireland and the crown is for the British monarchy.

The university's arms are blazoned as: "Per. loyalist paramilitary organizations as the Ulster Defence Association, the Ulster Volunteer Force, and the Red Hand Commando have been little studied by scholars.

Coat of arms of Ulster

Based on extensive interviews, this is the first comprehensive study of loyalist terrorism. It is reported that Ulster’s emblem prior to the division of Ireland inwhen most of Ulster became the British state of Northern Ireland, was a blood-red hand circled by a scarlet cord.

Consider: A hand red with blood—perhaps the blood of birth—encircled by a scarlet cord. Oct 13,  · The Northern Ireland football squad and the Ulster Rugby team employ it on their crest as do the Tyrone Gaelic and Hurling teams. Then there is the irony of the UDA and the Red Hand Defenders proudly displaying an ancient Irish symbol on their flags and murals.