Irish Place 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
CAVAN (Political Subdivision) Irish
Derived from Irish cabhán
meaning "hollow". This is the name of an Irish country.
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
'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
SLANE (Settlement) Irish
From the given name SLÁINE
. This is the name of a town in Ireland, said to be named for the legendary high king Sláine.
TYRONE (Political Subdivision) Irish
From Irish Gaelic Tir Eoghain
meaning "land of EOGHAN
". This is the name of a county in Northern Ireland.