Lambay Island

Irish Local Names Explained

Lambay island near Dublin; the latter part is Danish: Lamb-ey, i. e. lamb island. Its ancient Irish name was Rechru or Reachra; and the adjacent parish on the mainland was called from it, Port-Reachrann [Portrahern], the port or landing place of Reachra, which in the course of ages, has been softened down to the present name, Portraine.

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