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Collops and fíbíns: The lost language of Ireland’s landscape

There were a number of articles in the Irish Times this weekend about Irish words and phrases that continued to be used in English.

This article talks about some of the words that were common in rural areas a generation ago, and that have fallen out of use in more recent times (both English and Irish words).

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/collops-and-f%C3%ADb%C3%ADns-the-lost-language-of-ireland-s-landscape-1.3160254

(colpa is a "unit of grazing land", fíbín is "the running of cattle caused by the sting of a gadfly".)

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