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Irish Chess

batgirl
Aug 12, 2008, 2:38 AM 8

In keeping with the theme of the Rowland's of Ireland . . .

from the 1899 Journal of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland:

In the "Chess-Players' Annual" by Rowland, the following are given as the Irish names of the several pieces, &c. : —
King, . . .  Righ.
Queen, . . Rioghan and Ban Rioghan.
Rook, . .   Caislean.
Bishop, . . Easbog.
Knight, . . Laoch, or Ridire.
Pawn, . .  Kern.
Castles, . .  —
Check, . . Cosg..
Mate, . . .  —
Chess, . . Branamh, or Fithchioll.

 

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