While names like Erin, Colleen and Shannon are often thought of as Irish names, they are rarely encountered in Ireland and are not traditional names. The names listed on these pages are mainly of Irish origin, some of them very old and dating back to pre-Christian Celtic times. Others are commonly encountered Irish versions of well known English names. Where meanings are known they are given, but the reality is that many names have been in use for centuries and, in spite of what you may read on other sites, have no clear meaning or definite origin. In Irish legend Aoife was the second wife of King Lir, and was so jealous of his love for the four children of his first marriage to her sister that she lured them to a lakeside and turned them into swans. She placed a curse on them that forced them to spend years at that lake followed by years on a river opening to a stormy sea and years at a frozen lake in the North.
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The house comes with off-street parking and as south-facing rear garden. The property has a spacious south-facing balcony overlooking communal gardens while the scheme itself offers ample parking for residents. Located within a short walk of both Donnybrook village and Herbert Park, the property extends to 62sq m sq ft is complemented by a south-west-facing rear patio and has the benefit of on-street parking. The property extends to 77sq m sq ft and is in need of complete restoration following extensive fire damage. Take5: From a two bedroom house in Dublin, to a villa in Cyprus and a house with holiday rental units in France. Ronald Quinlan. New to Market.
Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles , the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth. Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland officially named Ireland , which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland , which is part of the United Kingdom. In , the population of Ireland was about 6.
The chance discovery of ancient bones under an Irish pub in the mids has cast doubt over whether Irish people are actually related to the ancient Celts at all. In , Bertie Currie was clearing land to make a driveway for McCuaig's Bar on Rathlin Island off Antrim when he noticed a large, flat stone buried beneath the surface. The police arrived on the scene and discovered that this was not a crime scene but an ancient burial site.