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British Isles:

see Great BritainGreat Britain,
officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 65,397,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain.
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; IrelandIreland,
Irish Eire [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32,598 sq mi (84,429 sq km), second largest of the British Isles.
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ROBERT WEALE, having recently led a powerful Islwyntrio to the British Isles indoor bowls triples title, is now on course to retain his Welsh crown.
The Folens world atlas has a 31-page section with maps and information about Ireland under the heading of the British Isles.
If you have any information about ethnoveterinary medicines, feed supplements or other information relating to plants/fungi and animal health from the British Isles, please email ethnovet@kew.org or write to William Milliken, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, RH17 6TN.
During the 1580s, the British Isles and Ireland tested the self-proclaimed adaptability and flexibility of the new Society of Jesus, says McCoog, and describes how the three separate missions-Ireland, England, and Scotland,-were opposed and supported by various factions within and beyond the archipelago before the Jesuits were suppressed there.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages has launched a British Isles Discovery itinerary to celebrate the latest addition to its fleet.
Kirsty Parker took part in Miss British Isles Elegance competition over the weekend, marking the first time she has competed.
Concentrating on the Brinish Isles, this book on trees looks in detail at the different varieties in the British Isles, elements of a tree and how trees fit into our ecosystem.
The Fox Valley Festival Chorus will present "Castles, Carols and Cathedrals: A British Isles Holiday" at 3 p.m.
The tour, The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places, which is also the title of his new book, started earlier this month, and he will head to his home city on Saturday, November 17.
The 51 year-old, appointed as President of the National Trust in Scotland in 2017, will be taking in 39 theatres along the way and heading home to Edinburgh, Stirling, Inverness and Glasgow with The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places.

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