Kerry

Irish Local Names Explained

Kerry. The descendants of Ciar [Keer: see Connemara] were called Ciarraidhe [Keery: The Book of Rights (Leabhar-na-gCeart)], i. e. the race of Ciar; they possessed the territory lying west of Abbeyfeale, which was called from them Ciarraighe, and ultimately gave name to the whole county.

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