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kerrysheehan (cache-rk07.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.189.71)
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I am a very new beginner to the Irish language and I have several questions. I recently bought the book Irish On Your Own and it said that "k" was not included in their alphabet. My name being Kerry(I was named after County Kerry in Ireland), I always assumed my name was Irish. I was very confused as to if my name is truly Gaelic. Is there a translation of my name into Gaelic? Also, does anyone know the origin of the name? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Go raibh maith agat,
Kerry Sheehan

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Bradford (dtg-66.216-16-15.dtgnet.com - 216.16.15.66)
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

"Kerry" is the English version of the Irish "Ciarraí".

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alec1 (212.2.187.39)
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 04:23 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Yep it's true there is no 'K' in Irish.

Ciarraí( the county) is pronounced Kiarree and when the English invaded and imposed their language they spelled it Kerry

Your name in Irish is

Ciarraí Ó Siodhacháin (Oh Shee-ach-awn)

more info here

http://www.araltas.com/features/sheehan/

coat of arms here

http://www.araltas.com/features/sheehan/sheehan.jpg


slán

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alec1 (m107-mp1.cvx1-a.dub.dial.ntli.net - 62.254.100.107)
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Isn't amazing how few people come back and say a simple

-thanks-

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Ó Dúill (p305.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.181.49)
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 04:05 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A hAlec,
'Tis, ah sure youll get used to it
Regards,
Colm/Die Taube

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alec1 (m55-mp1.cvx1-b.dub.dial.ntli.net - 62.254.104.55)
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 05:34 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

hehehe

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