Irish Placenames: 3. Odd & Unusual Irish Place Names

Some of these we mentioned on the first page of this series of articles, others are names that have unexpected meaning or hide interesting stories.

Short and Sweet

While many Irish names are long and difficult to pronounce, others seem unusually short. Quite often these mean something very different than you might expect.

Peculiar Names

Often these names suggest an intriguing story in the background, sometimes there even is one! Others just seem plain strange but usually there is a simple explanation.




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