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.
Afraic (Region) Irish
Irish form of Africa.
Cavan (Political Subdivision) Irish
Derived from Irish cabhán meaning "hollow". This is the name of an Irish county.
Ciarraí (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Kerry.
Deasmhumhain (Region) Irish
From Irish deas "south" and Mumhain. This was the name of a medieval kingdom in southern Ireland, created when the kingdom of Munster was partitioned. It is Anglicized as Desmond.
Deasumhain (Region) Irish
Variant of Deasmhumhain.
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.
Fál (Island) Irish
From the name of the stone on the Hill of Tara where Irish high kings were crowned, called the "stone of destiny", the Lia Fáil. This is from Irish lia meaning "stone" and probably fál (genitive fáil) meaning "enclosure, fence" and figuratively "king, chief".... [more]
Kerry (Political Subdivision) Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ciarraí meaning "Ciar's people". This is the name of an Irish county.
Manainn (Island) Irish
Irish form of Man (from the Old Irish dative case of Mana).
Mumhain (Region & Political Subdivision) Irish
From Old Irish Mumu, possibly from the name of a goddess Mór Muman. This is the name of one of the four Irish provinces, formerly a kingdom. It is Anglicized as Munster.
Roe (River) Irish
Possibly from Irish rua meaning "red". This is the name of a river in Ireland.
Shannon (River) Irish
From Irish Sionainn, probably from Old Irish sen meaning "old, ancient". This is the name of a river in Ireland. It is personified by the mythological figure Sionann.
Sionainn (River) Irish
Irish form of Shannon.
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.