Irish Exiles

/aɪrɪʃ ˈɛgzaɪlz/ (say uyrish 'egzuylz)

plural noun
political prisoners transported from Ireland to Australia; three separate groups were deported, the first after the Irish insurrection of 1798; the second, members of the Young Ireland movement, in 1848 and the third, a group of Fenian prisoners in 1867.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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