Definition of Ard Fheis in English:

Ard Fheis

noun

  • An Irish party political conference.

    • ‘Appropriately coming from the Eamon de Valera Cumann in Dublin South Central, it reads: ‘That this Ard Fheis reaffirms our position as the voice of Irish Republicanism’.’
    • ‘The format at this Ard Fheis meant that audience questions had to be submitted to party handlers in advance, and the Minister had the last word.’
    • ‘On the subject of Education and Science, the Claremorris group put forward the following motion - ‘That this Ard Fheis calls on the Minister for Education to decrease further the pupil/teacher ratio’.’

Origin

Irish, from ard chief + feis convention.

Pronunciation:

Ard Fheis

/ɑːd ˈɛʃ/