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Ballymena is a large town in County Antrim, and the eighth largest in Northern Ireland. [1]

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Accrington Stanley F.C.

Accrington Stanley F.C. is a football club in Accrington, Lancashire, which plays in League One, the third tier of the English football league system.

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Adair baronets

The Adair Baronetcy, of Flixton Hall in the County of Suffolk, was a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

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Alexander Campbell (clergyman)

Alexander Campbell (12 September 1788 – 4 March 1866) was a Scots-Irish immigrant who became an ordained minister in the United States and joined his father Thomas Campbell as a leader of a reform effort that is historically known as the Restoration Movement, and by some as the "Stone-Campbell Movement." It resulted in the development of non-denominational Christian churches, which stressed reliance on scripture and few essentials.

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Alexander Wright (VC)

Alexander Wright VC (1826 – 28 July 1858) was a British Army soldier and an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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All Saints GAC

All Saints Gaelic Athletic Club (CLG na Naomh Uile) is the only Gaelic Athletic Association club in the town of Ballymena, County Antrim (and one of four in the borough).

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Ballymena (borough)

Ballymena is a former local government district with borough status in Northern Ireland.

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Ballymena Academy

Ballymena Academy (founded 1828) is a mixed gender grammar school located in the market town of Ballymena in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Ballymena and Larne Railway

| The Ballymena and Larne Railway was a narrow gauge in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Ballymena Cricket Club

Ballymena Cricket Club is a cricket club in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, playing in Section 2 of the NCU Senior League.

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Ballymena R.F.C.

Ballymena Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in the town of Ballymena, Northern Ireland, playing in Division 1B of the All-Ireland League.

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Ballymena railway station

Ballymena railway station serves the Ballymena area in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Ballymena United Allstars F.C.

Ballymena United Allstars Football Club is a women's association football club based in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Ballymena United F.C.

Ballymena United Football Club is a semi-professional football club from Northern Ireland.

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Ballymena, Cushendall and Red Bay Railway

The Ballymena, Cushendall and Red Bay Railway was a narrow gauge railway between Ballymena and Retreat, both in County Antrim, in what is now Northern Ireland.

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Battle of the Boyne

The Battle of the Boyne (Cath na Bóinne) was a battle in 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James II of England, and those of Dutch Prince William of Orange who, with his wife Mary II (his cousin and James's daughter), had acceded to the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1688.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Bible Belt

The Bible Belt is an informal region in the Southern United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism plays a strong role in society and politics, and Christian church attendance across the denominations is generally higher than the nation's average.

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Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers (born 26 January 1973) is a Northern Irish football coach and former player who is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic.

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Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American neo-Western romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus.

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Bryan Young (rugby union)

Bryan Young (born 11 June 1981) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer.

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Cambridge House Grammar School

Cambridge House Grammar School is a mixed grammar school in the County Antrim town of Ballymena, Northern Ireland within the North Eastern Region of the Education Authority.

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Canadians (Canadiens / Canadiennes) are people identified with the country of Canada.

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Carniny Amateur & Youth F.C.

Carniny Amateur & Youth FC is a junior-level football club from Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Catholic Church in the United Kingdom

The Catholic Church in the United Kingdom is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in communion with the Pope.

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Celtic F.C.

The Celtic Football Club is a professional football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, which plays in the Scottish Premiership.

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Charles I of England

Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.

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Church of Ireland

The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann; Ulster-Scots: Kirk o Airlann) is a Christian church in Ireland and an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion.

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Clodagh Rodgers

Clodagh Rodgers (born 5 March 1947) is a singer and actress from Northern Ireland, best known for her hit singles including "Come Back and Shake Me", "Goodnight Midnight", and "Jack in the Box".

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Colin Murdock

Colin James Murdock (born 2 July 1975) is a former association football player, who played for Preston North End, Hibernian and Northern Ireland.

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Cormac Ó Gráda

Cormac Ó Gráda or Cormac O'Grada (born 1945) is an Irish economic historian and professor emeritus of economics at University College Dublin.

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County Antrim

County Antrim (named after the town of Antrim)) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of and has a population of about 618,000. County Antrim has a population density of 203 people per square kilometre or 526 people per square mile. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, as well as part of the historic province of Ulster. The Glens of Antrim offer isolated rugged landscapes, the Giant's Causeway is a unique landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bushmills produces whiskey, and Portrush is a popular seaside resort and night-life area. The majority of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, is in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down. It is currently one of only two counties of Ireland to have a majority of the population from a Protestant background, according to the 2001 census. The other is County Down to the south.

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County Down

County Down is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland.

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Creation's Tears

Creation's Tears is a heavy metal music / Gothic metal band based in Northern Ireland, with some members based in England.

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Crimean War

The Crimean War (or translation) was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia.

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Cullybackey or Cullybacky is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Cullybackey High School

Cullybackey High School is a secondary school in the village of Cullybackey, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Darwin Caldwell

Professor Darwin Caldwell (born Ballymena, Northern Ireland) is a noted international researcher and academic in robotics who is currently Research Director at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, Italy.

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David Humphreys (rugby union)

David Humphreys MBE (born 10 September 1971) is a retired rugby union player.

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Democratic Unionist Party

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland.

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Duke of York

The Duke of York is a title of nobility in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

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Earl of Ulster

The title of Earl of Ulster has been created six times in the Peerage of Ireland and twice Peerage of the United Kingdom.

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Early Christianity

Early Christianity, defined as the period of Christianity preceding the First Council of Nicaea in 325, typically divides historically into the Apostolic Age and the Ante-Nicene Period (from the Apostolic Age until Nicea).

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The T. Eaton Company Limited, commonly known as Eaton's, was a Canadian retailer that was once Canada's largest department store chain.

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Edward Bruce

Edward Bruce, Earl of Carrick (Norman French: Edward de Brus; Edubard a Briuis; Modern Scottish Gaelic: Eideard or Iomhair Bruis; – 14 October 1318), was a younger brother of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.

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Electric Light Orchestra

The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan.

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Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603.

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First Minister and deputy First Minister

The First Minister and deputy First Minister (Chéad-Aire agus an LeasChéad-Aire Thuaisceart Éireann) are the joint heads of the Northern Ireland Executive and have overall responsibility for the running of the Executive Office.

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Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster

The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster is a Christian denomination founded by Ian Paisley in 1951.

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Freedom of the City

The Freedom of the City is an honour bestowed by a municipality upon a valued member of the community, or upon a visiting celebrity or dignitary.

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George (magazine)

George was a glossy monthly magazine centered on the theme of politics-as-lifestyle founded by John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Michael J. Berman with publisher Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. in New York City in September 1995.

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George Millar (singer)

George Millar is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist best known as co-founder of the Irish folk group The Irish Rovers.

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George VI

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952.

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Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Gracehill is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Graham Forsythe

Graham Forsythe (born Ballymena, Northern Ireland) was a Canadian artist.

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Great Famine (Ireland)

The Great Famine (an Gorta Mór) or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1849.

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Heath Ledger

Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 197922 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director.

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Ian Allan Publishing

Ian Allan Publishing is a UK publisher, established in 1942, which specialised in transport books.

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Ian Cochrane (novelist)

Ian Cochrane (7 November 1941 – 9 September 2004) was a novelist and creative writing teacher.

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Ian Humphreys

Ian Humphreys (born 24 April 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer, who played at fly-half (usually called "out half" in Ireland) for the Pro12 team Ulster Rugby.

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Ian Paisley

Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside, (6 April 1926 – 12 September 2014), was a loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland.

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iCub is a 1 metre high open source robotics humanoid robot testbed for research into human cognition and artificial intelligence.

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Irish Land Acts

The Land Acts were a series of measures to deal with the question of peasant proprietorship of land in Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Irish Rebellion of 1798

The Irish Rebellion of 1798 (Éirí Amach 1798), also known as the United Irishmen Rebellion (Éirí Amach na nÉireannach Aontaithe), was an uprising against British rule in Ireland lasting from May to September 1798.

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Jackie Fullerton

John Alexander "Jackie" Fullerton, Belfast Telegraph: 15 May 2003; accessed 19 January 2009 MBE (born 22 May 1943 in Ballymena) is a Northern Irish television presenter and journalist, who is currently a reporter and football commentator for BBC Northern Ireland.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor.

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James McHenry

James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was an Irish-American military surgeon and statesman.

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James Nesbitt

William James Nesbitt, (born 15 January 1965) is an actor and presenter from Northern Ireland.

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James VI and I

James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625.

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Jamie Hamilton (motorcyclist)

Jamie Hamilton (born 24 March 1991 in Ballymena) is a Northern Irish motorcycle road racer.

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Jamie Smith (rugby player)

Jamie Smith (born 25 June 1988) is a rugby union player from Ballymena, Northern Ireland, who progressed through the Ulster academy.

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Joanne Hogg

Joanne Hogg is a Northern Irish singer and songwriter, best known for her work as the lead singer and songwriter with the Celtic Christian progressive rock and pop band Iona (named after the island Iona).

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John de Courcy

Sir John de Courcy (also Courci; 1150–1219) was an Anglo-Norman knight who arrived in Ireland in 1176.

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John Joseph Lee

John Joseph Lee (born 9 July 1942) (commonly known as J.J. Lee), is an Irish historian and former senator.

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Joseph Dyas

Joseph Dyas (died 3 May 1850, Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland) was an ensign (later captain) in the British 51st Light Infantry, serving in the Napoleonic Wars.

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Larne (the name of a Gaelic territory) is a seaport and industrial market town, as well as a civil parish, on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, with a population of 18,323 people in the 2008 Estimate.

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Liam Neeson

Liam John Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland.

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Liverpool F.C.

Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club in Liverpool, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.

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Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh is a large freshwater lake in Northern Ireland.

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Loughinsholin is a barony in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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Market houses in Northern Ireland

Market houses are a notable feature of many Northern Ireland towns with varying styles of architecture, size and ornamentation making for a most interesting feature of the streetscape.

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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.

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Mary Peters (athlete)

Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters, (born 6 July 1939) is a former British athlete, best known as a competitor in the pentathlon and shot put.

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Matt McCullough

Matt McCullough (born 9 September 1981) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer.

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Michelin (full name: SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) is a French tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France.

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is a local authority that was established on 1 April 2015.

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Moravian Church

The Moravian Church, formally named the Unitas Fratrum (Latin for "Unity of the Brethren"), in German known as Brüdergemeine (meaning "Brethren's Congregation from Herrnhut", the place of the Church's renewal in the 18th century), is one of the oldest Protestant denominations in the world with its heritage dating back to the Bohemian Reformation in the fifteenth century and the Unity of the Brethren (Czech: Jednota bratrská) established in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

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Morehead, Kentucky

Morehead is a home rule-class city located along US 60 (the historic Midland Trail) and Interstate 64 in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the United States.

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Motte-and-bailey castle

A motte-and-bailey castle is a fortification with a wooden or stone keep situated on a raised earthwork called a motte, accompanied by an enclosed courtyard, or bailey, surrounded by a protective ditch and palisade.

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Narrow-gauge railway

A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.

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New Routemaster

The New Routemaster, originally referred to as the New Bus for London, is a hybrid diesel-electric double-decker bus operated in London.

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Nigel Worthington

Nigel Worthington (born 4 November 1961) is a Northern Irish former professional footballer who was most recently the manager of York City.

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Nordic countries

The Nordic countries or the Nordics are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, where they are most commonly known as Norden (literally "the North").

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The Normans (Norman: Normaunds; Normands; Normanni) were the people who, in the 10th and 11th centuries, gave their name to Normandy, a region in France.

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North Antrim (Assembly constituency)

North Antrim (Ulster Scots: North Anthrim) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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North Antrim (UK Parliament constituency)

North Antrim is a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom House of Commons.

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Northern Counties Committee

The Northern Counties Committee (NCC) was a railway that served the north-east of Ireland.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.

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Northern Ireland national football team

The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international association football.

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Northern Regional College

Northern Regional College (or NRC) is a third level educational institution in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, tactics, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military, but which is not included as part of a state's formal armed forces.

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A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance.

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Points of the compass

The points of the compass mark the divisions on a compass, which is primarily divided into four points: north, south, east, and west.

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Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.

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Republic of Ireland

Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.

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Restoration Movement

The Restoration Movement (also known as the American Restoration Movement or the Stone-Campbell Movement, and pejoratively as Campbellism) is a Christian movement that began on the United States frontier during the Second Great Awakening (1790–1840) of the early 19th century. The pioneers of this movement were seeking to reform the church from within and sought "the unification of all Christians in a single body patterned after the church of the New Testament."Rubel Shelly, I Just Want to Be a Christian, 20th Century Christian, Nashville, TN 1984, Especially since the mid-20th century, members of these churches do not identify as Protestant but simply as Christian.. Richard Thomas Hughes, Reviving the Ancient Faith: The Story of Churches of Christ in America, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1996: "arguably the most widely distributed tract ever published by the Churches of Christ or anyone associated with that tradition."Samuel S Hill, Charles H Lippy, Charles Reagan Wilson, Encyclopedia of Religion in the South, Mercer University Press, 2005, pp. 854 The Restoration Movement developed from several independent strands of religious revival that idealized early Christianity. Two groups, which independently developed similar approaches to the Christian faith, were particularly important. The first, led by Barton W. Stone, began at Cane Ridge, Kentucky, and identified as "Christians". The second began in western Pennsylvania and Virginia (now West Virginia) and was led by Thomas Campbell and his son, Alexander Campbell, both educated in Scotland; they eventually used the name "Disciples of Christ". Both groups sought to restore the whole Christian church on the pattern set forth in the New Testament, and both believed that creeds kept Christianity divided. In 1832 they joined in fellowship with a handshake. Among other things, they were united in the belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; that Christians should celebrate the Lord's Supper on the first day of each week; and that baptism of adult believers by immersion in water is a necessary condition for salvation. Because the founders wanted to abandon all denominational labels, they used the biblical names for the followers of Jesus. Both groups promoted a return to the purposes of the 1st-century churches as described in the New Testament. One historian of the movement has argued that it was primarily a unity movement, with the restoration motif playing a subordinate role. The Restoration Movement has since divided into multiple separate groups. There are three main branches in the U.S.: the Churches of Christ, the unaffiliated Christian Church/Church of Christ congregations, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Some characterize the divisions in the movement as the result of the tension between the goals of restoration and ecumenism: the Churches of Christ and unaffiliated Christian Church/Church of Christ congregations resolved the tension by stressing restoration, while the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) resolved the tension by stressing ecumenism.Leroy Garrett, The Stone-Campbell Movement: The Story of the American Restoration Movement, College Press, 2002,, 573 pp. A number of groups outside the U.S. also have historical associations with this movement, such as the Evangelical Christian Church in Canada and the Churches of Christ in Australia. Because the Restoration Movement lacks any centralized structure, having originated in a variety of places with different leaders, there is no consistent nomenclature for the movement as a whole.. The term "Restoration Movement" became popular during the 19th century; this appears to be due to the influence of Alexander Campbell's essays on "A Restoration of the Ancient Order of Things" in the Christian Baptist. The term "Stone-Campbell Movement" emerged towards the end of the 20th century as a way to avoid the difficulties associated with some of the other names that have been used, and to maintain a sense of the collective history of the movement.

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Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster

Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster and 3rd Baron of Connaught (1259 – 29 July 1326), called The Red Earl (Latinized to de Burgo), was one of the most powerful Irish nobles of the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

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Richard Seymour (writer)

Richard Seymour (born 1977) is an Irish Marxist writer and broadcaster, activist and owner of the blog Lenin's Tomb.

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Ringforts, ring forts or ring fortresses are circular fortified settlements that were mostly built during the Bronze age up to about the year 1000.

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Robert Adair (politician)

Sir Robert Adair GCB (24 May 1763 – 3 October 1855) was a distinguished British diplomat, and frequently employed on the most important diplomatic missions.

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Robert Adair, 1st Baron Waveney

Robert Alexander Shafto Adair, 1st Baron Waveney (25 August 1811 – 15 February 1886) was a British Liberal Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Cambridge for 8 of the years from 1847 to 1857.

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Robert the Bruce

Robert I (11 July 1274 – 7 June 1329), popularly known as Robert the Bruce (Medieval Gaelic: Roibert a Briuis; modern Scottish Gaelic: Raibeart Bruis; Norman French: Robert de Brus or Robert de Bruys; Early Scots: Robert Brus; Robertus Brussius), was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329.

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Roger Casement

Roger David Casement (1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916), formerly known as Sir Roger Casement CMG, Between 1911 and shortly before his execution for high treason, when he was stripped of his knighthood and other honours.

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Ronald Mason (drama)

Ronald Mason (8 September 1926 – 16 January 1997) was a director and producer of drama for the BBC, a BBC executive in his native Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles, the Head of BBC Radio Drama as successor to Martin Esslin and was active in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

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Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown (born Royston Vasey; 3 February 1945) is an English stand-up comedian, famous for his sarcastic blue humour.

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Royal Irish Regiment (1992)

The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment) (R IRISH) is an infantry regiment of the British Army.

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Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick (Patricius; Pádraig; Padrig) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland.

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Samuel Curran

Sir Samuel Crowe Curran (23 May 1912 – 25 February 1998), FRS, FRSE DL LLD, was a physicist and the first Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde – the first of the new technical universities in Britain.

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Scintillation counter

A scintillation counter is an instrument for detecting and measuring ionizing radiation by using the excitation effect of incident radiation on a scintillator material, and detecting the resultant light pulses.

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Sharon McPeake

Sharon Hutchings (née McPeake, born 22 June 1962) is a former high jumper from Northern Ireland.

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Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional association football club based in Sheffield, England.

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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

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Slemish College

Slemish College is a co-educational integrated secondary school in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

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Society of United Irishmen

The Society of United Irishmen was founded as a liberal political organisation in 18th-century Ireland that initially sought Parliamentary reform.

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Souterrain (from French sous terrain, meaning "under ground") is a name given by archaeologists to a type of underground structure associated mainly with the European Atlantic Iron Age.

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Southampton F.C.

Southampton Football Club is a professional association football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England, which plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.

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St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena

St Louis Grammar School is a school in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

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St Patrick's Barracks

St Patrick's Barracks was a military installation in Ballymena.

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Steven Davis

Steven Davis MBE (born 1 January 1985) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder and is the captain of both Premier League club Southampton and the Northern Ireland national team.

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Swansea City A.F.C.

Swansea City Association Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh professional football club based in Swansea, Wales, that plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football.

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Syd Millar

John Sydney "Syd" Millar, CBE (born 23 May 1934) was a rugby union prop from Northern Ireland who played international rugby for Ireland and the British Lions.

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The Irish Rovers

The Irish Rovers is a group of Irish musicians, half of whom now live in Canada.

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The People's Park, Ballymena

The People’s Park is set in the heart of Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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The Troubles

The Troubles (Na Trioblóidí) was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century.

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The Troubles in Ballymena

The Northern Irish Troubles resulted in 11 deaths in or near the mainly Protestant County Antrim town of Ballymena.

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Thomas Smith (diplomat)

Sir Thomas Smith (23 December 1513 – 12 August 1577) was an English scholar, parliamentarian and diplomat.

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Timothy Eaton

Timothy Eaton (March 1834 – 31 January 1907) was an Irish businessman who founded the Eaton's department store, one of the most important retail businesses in Canada's history.

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Tom McKinney

Thomas McKinney (31 December 1926 – 10 November 1999) was a Northern Irish rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and 1950s.

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A townland (baile fearainn; Ulster-Scots: toonlann) is a small geographical division of land used in Ireland.

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Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England.

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UDA South East Antrim Brigade

The UDA South East Antrim Brigade was previously one of the six brigades of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) and are heavily involved in the drugs trade.

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Ulster loyalism

Ulster loyalism is a political ideology found primarily among working class Ulster Protestants in Northern Ireland, whose status as a part of the United Kingdom has remained controversial.

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Ulster Scots dialects

Ulster Scots or Ulster-Scots (Ulstèr-Scotch), also known as Ullans, is the Scots language as spoken in parts of Ulster in Ireland.

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United States Constitution

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.

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University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a public research university located in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.

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Volcanic plug

A volcanic plug, also called a volcanic neck or lava neck, is a volcanic object created when magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano.

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Wakehurst F.C.

Wakehurst Football Club are a Northern Irish football who, as of 2017, do not compete in any division.

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Württemberg is a historical German territory.

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William III of England

William III (Willem; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702), also widely known as William of Orange, was sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672 and King of England, Ireland and Scotland from 1689 until his death in 1702.

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World Rugby

World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby union and rugby sevens.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Wrightbus is a Northern Irish coachbuilder and pioneer of the low-floor bus based in Northern Ireland; it was established in 1946 by Robert Wright and currently run by his son William Wright.

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