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Wexford

Originally a Viking name, from the words esker fjord

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Tara Hall

The ancient site of Irish kings is a popular name for homesteads. The Irish Teamhair means ‘elevated hill’ or ‘assembly point’, or it is named after the earth goddess Temair

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Tara

The ancient site of Irish kings is a popular name for homesteads. The Irish Teamhair means ‘elevated hill’ or ‘assembly point’, or it is named after the earth goddess Temair

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Roscrea Hill

Roscrea is in Tipperary. The name Roscrea is made up of Ros ‘a wood’ and Cré a name: we do not know who Cré was.

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Roscrea

Roscrea is in Tipperary. The name Roscrea is made up of Ros ‘a wood’ and Cré a name: we do not know who Cré was.

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Roscommon

St. Comán was an 8th century monk. Ros is the name for a wood.

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Newry

The name comes from Irish an tIúr ‘the yew tree’. Legend has it that St. Patrick planted a yew tree at the head of Carlingford Lough and founded a monastery there.

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Mount Tara

The place name Tara is found in Offaly, Meath and Down, the Meath site being the traditional royal site of Irish kings (see Tara).

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Mount Benson

This was the last home of Henry Conway Seymour from Cork. He arrived in 1841 and died at Mount Benson on December 12, 1869.

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Monalena

A lagoon and homestead ruin. There is a Monalena in Limerick, Ireland. It is two Irish words: móin the word for bogland and an lín which may be referring to ‘flax’.

It was named by J G Moseley in the 1870s.

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