noun. a solder, originating in the Western Isles of Scotland, armed retainer of a chief in ancient Ireland and other Celtic countries.
[Gaelic - gallόglach, pl. gallόglaich, gall meaning foreigner, όglach meaning youth, servant or warrior]
Around 1250 the ‘gallόglaich’ left the Western Isles of Scotland to seek glory and fortune in strife torn Ireland. Without the protection of these ‘gallόglaich’, no Irish chief could hope to stay in power. In war, they formed his elite vanguard; in peace, they acted as his bodyguards and enforcers of his will.
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