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Fianna ( FEE-ə-nə, Irish: [ˈfʲiən̪ˠə]; singular Fian; Scottish Gaelic: Fèinne [ˈfeːɲə]) were small warrior-hunter bands in Gaelic Ireland during the Iron Age and early Middle Ages. A fian was made up of freeborn young males, often aristocrats, "who had left fosterage but had not yet inherited the property needed to settle down as full landowning members of the túath". For most of the year they lived in the wild, hunting, raiding other communities and lands, training, and fighting as mercenaries. Scholars believe the fian was a rite of passage into manhood, and have linked fianna with similar young warrior bands in other early European cultures They are featured in a body of Irish legends known as the 'Fianna Cycle' or 'Fenian Cycle', which focuses on the adventures and heroic deeds of the fian leader Fionn mac Cumhaill and his band. In later tales, the fianna are more often depicted as household troops of the High Kings. The Fianna Éireann, an Irish nationalist youth organisation founded in the 20th century, is named after them.
Fianna were small, semi-independent warrior bands in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology, most notably in the stories of the Fenian Cycle, where they are led by Fionn mac Cumhaill. They are based on historical bands of landless young men in early medieval Ireland known as kerns.
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The numerical value of Fianna in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Fianna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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Fine Gael minister Simon Coveney:
We need to get on with it, we need to work out what Fianna Fail need in order to do that, if both sides approach it with a view to try to find a way of compromising, then we can have a government by the middle of next week. That's the plan.
Fine Gael minister Richard Bruton:
I think it will be very tight, the parties (Fine Gael and Fianna Fail) are very close.
Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have been in power in this state for almost a century. They've had it all their own way and they've had their chance.
My first job of work... is to establish with other parties whether or not there are the numbers, whether there is the political will, to deliver a new government without Fianna Fail or Fine Gael.
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