Hello all, possible war cry?

Latest post Mon, Jul 22 2019 21:37 by endsville. 3 replies.
  • Wed, Jul 17 2019 21:05

    • endsville
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    Hello all, possible war cry?

    Obviously new here. I recently found my family crest in some of my grandfathers items that were previously missing. I'm glad to have found it, however at the bottom of the crest, are the words attached. I put "Lamh" in a gaelic translator and the word hand returns. Abu, did not return with anything, and just doing a random search, saw it might be a war cry of some sort. I can't find the middle word anywhere.

    Appreciate the help in advance. If it helps grandfather is O'neal.

     

    Thanks!


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  • Thu, Jul 18 2019 17:55 In reply to

    • LauraHuntORI
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    Re: Hello all, possible war cry?

    Yes, it is. Red hand forever!

    Presumably, the red hand referred to is the red hand of Ulster. 

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  • Fri, Jul 19 2019 6:38 In reply to

    • Dale D
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    Re: Hello all, possible war cry?

    Exactly.  Dearg is the modern Irish word for "Red" so the "h" at the end was dropped somewhere along the line.

    Dale D

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  • Mon, Jul 22 2019 21:37 In reply to

    • endsville
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    Re: Hello all, possible war cry?

    Thank you both so much!!!!!!

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