from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A historical region and ancient kingdom of northern Ireland. Largely annexed by the English Crown during the reign of James I, it is now divided between Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is often called Ulster.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun geographical The northern province of Ireland, comprising of six Northern Irish counties and three counties in the Republic of Ireland.
  • proper noun politics Alternate name used for the six counties that make up Northern Ireland.
  • adjective Relating to, or originating from Ulster.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • She was born at Fochard, in Ulster, soon after Ireland had been blessed with the light of faith.

    From the Mail

  • Thanks for clarifying why the Hand of Ulster is so bloody red, Stan. herself says:

    The Cannibals of Galway

  • She was born at Fochard, in Ulster, soon after Ireland had been blessed with the light of faith.

    1 February -- St Bridget's Day

  • I think it's pretty clear that Carson et al - the Unionists in Ulster - were prepared to go to civil war - which they would have won - rather than give up Tyrone and Fermanagh.

    Four counties, rather than six?

  • Although the message ends with a request for information, both (a) the spurious comparison to the ethnic conflict in Ulster, and (b) the reference to "baby talk", show that Camplisson's intention was to annoy and offend.

    google is sometimes frightening « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • The Ulster Scots reference is about the history of violence and discontent in Ulster between the Scottish who fled there, the Irish, and the English, which started during the Irish Rebellion.

    google is sometimes frightening « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • But the fact that there's been no announcement of a massive cash boost from Brussels to underpin Ulster´s economy now that it no longer has Objective One status has disappointed some.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • An excuse (and that is all it is) for this proposal is that it already exists in Ulster so there is no reason why it should not be used here.

    Archive 2007-05-27

  • The name of the shop, For Cod and Ulster, is a play on 'For God and Ulster', a well known phrase uttered many a time here in Norn Iron.

    Letter to America

  • It reminded me of the woods around where I grew up (between Kerhonkson and Accord in Ulster County, NY.)

    Lizard of the Penguins


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.