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What does "26 + 6 = 1" Mean?

Asked by gabethexton (8points) August 30th, 2007

I can tell from a brief google search that it is related in some way to unity in Ireland/Northern Ireland, but it seems to be used as a stand-alone and I cannot find the original source.

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u101547's avatar

26 counties in Ireland, plus 6 counties in Northern Ireland equals 1 unified Ireland

bobotheclown's avatar

This is a slogan adopted by supporters of the Irish Republic who hope to heighten awareness of, and make progress toward, the goal of a unified Irish nation/island. It is used on bumper stickers, t-shirts and other paraphernalia. These are marketed on the internet by C———-s. Funds raised from sales might be used to further the cause in the Republic of Ireland, but this is not verified.

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“26” refers to the 26 counties that form the Irish Republic.

“6” means the 6 remaining counties (Fermanagh, Tyrone, Derry, Antrim, Down, Armagh) in Northern Ireland, which belong to Britain.

“1” finally represents the united Ireland as one Republic.

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