Irish Place Names

Irish names are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names.
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CAVAN   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
Derived from Irish cabhán meaning "hollow". This is the name of an Irish country.
CIARRAÍ   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KERRY.
ÉIRE   (Country & Island)   Irish
Possibly means "abundant land" in Old Irish. This is the Irish name of the country and island of Ireland. According to legend the island was named for the goddess ÉRIU, though in fact it was she who was named for the island.
KERRY   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ciarraí meaning "CIAR's people". This is the name of an Irish county.
ROE   (River)   Irish
Possibly from Irish rua meaning "red". This is the name of a river in Ireland.
SHANNON   (River)   Irish
Probably from Old Irish sen meaning "old, ancient". This is the name of a river in Ireland. It is personified by the goddess Sionann.
SIONAINN   (River)   Irish
Irish form of SHANNON.
TYRONE   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
From Irish Gaelic Tir Eoghain meaning "land of EOGHAN". This is the name of a county in Northern Ireland.
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