New Ireland definition by Webster's New World
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island in the Bismarck Archipelago, north of New Britain: 3,340 sq mi (8,651 sq km); pop. (with small nearby islands) 79,000
New Ireland definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean in the Bismarck Archipelago. Until 1797, European geographers believed it to be part of the island of New Britain.