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a former Gaelic kingdom (5th century ad–9th century ad) comprising Argyll, parts of the Inner Hebrides, and parts of modern Antrim
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named after the Dalriada family, its founders
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  • For three miles they followed the broncos as the latter picked their way up the steep trail that led to the dalriada Mine.

    Bucky O'Connor William MacLeod Raine
  • Such evidences of ancient population and industry are by no means confined to the remote districts of ancient dalriada.

  • From him all this western portion of Scotland was called dalriada (Riadas portion).

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • The settlement north of the Clyde received the name of the Kingdom of dalriada.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox

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