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Latest Glenveagh Castle Stories

2008-07-26 18:00:22

1. Scenery Donegal is breathtaking with misty mountains, serene lakes and dramatic coastlines. There are some fantastic walks and drives around the county. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas spent a summer there in 1935, in a bid to try and stay away from the bottle and to gain inspiration. 2. Glenveagh National Park in Letterkenny 16,540 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a herd of red deer. A Scottish style castle is surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland,...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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