Béal na Tíre

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Béal na Tíre
Bealnatirepage.PNG
Format Wordpress Blog
Type News Update
Owner Leylandiistan Media
Editor Fionnbarra Ó Cathail
Founded 18/12/2013
Political Allegiance None
Language(s) English and Irish
Distributor(s) Leylandiistan Media, Wordpress
Distributed In Leyflag.PNGConfederation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata

Béal na Tíre is the main media outlet of the Confederation of Leylandiistan and Gurvata, and was previously the main media outlet of the Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan. It was founded by Fionnbarra Ó Cathail on the 18th of December 2013. It reports on the domestic affairs of Leylandiistan & Gurvata, and on the micronational community, and conducts interviews regularly with micronationalists. It's website can be found at bealnatire.wordpress.com.

Etymology

Béal na Tíre is an Irish name. It means the "mouth of the land", or "mouthpiece of the country". Originally, it was to be called "Glór na Tíre", meaning the voice (or sound) of the land, but Béal na Tíre was chosen as it was more representative of the news site's image as the messenger of the Confederation

Logo of Béal na Tíre

History

Béal na Tíre was established as a news blog on 18 December 2013. It was set up as the Irish language journal of Leylandiistan, and also reported on micronational When it was found that many people didn't understand the content, Béal na Tíre changed to being an English news blog. The main headline and article on Issue 14 of the Leylandiistan Sentinel (1/1/2014) was about the setting up of Béal na Tíre. Eventually, Béal na Tíre replaced the Sentinel when the email newsletter was dropped in favour of the blog, as reading blog posts became much more popular (and had a greater readership) than the email newsletter. In August 2014, it was agreed that Béal na Tíre would continue to act as the Confederation of Leylandiistan and Gurvata's main news site. Today, Béal na Tíre is one of the most popular micronational news outlets. It has been praised for its unbiased reporting, particularly in its coverage of the New Israel-West Germania conflict [1].

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