On May 3rd 1921 when the Government of Ireland Act came into effect Ireland was partitioned and Northern Ireland came into being. The past hundred years have been complex, to put it mildly, and aren’t a topic for a bright sunny Spring morning. So instead let’s let the boys at Foil Arms and Hog give us a bit of a history lesson in their own FAH way.
The word for May 3rd is:
Partition /pärˈtiSH(ə)n/: [1. noun 2. verb]
1.1 The action or state of dividing or being divided into parts.
1.2 A structure dividing a space into two parts, especially a light interior wall.
2.1 Divide into parts.
2.2 Divide (a room) into smaller rooms or areas by erecting partitions.
Late Middle English: from Latin partitio(n- ), from partiri ‘divide into parts’.