Talk:County Kerry

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Is the green part (of the picture) kerry or is the red part kerry?

  • The lime green part is Kerry; the pink is Northern Ireland, a separate country coloured differently to distinguish it from the Republic of Ireland. Tadhg 11:48, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

origen of Kerry[edit]

What is the origen of the word Kerry (or Ciarrai). Does it mean Kingdom as suggested in the article? - Kerry in New Mexico, USA

  • It's not entirely clear, certainly not enough for inclusion in the article. It was probably either named after Ciar, King of Ulster (Carruidhe or Cair Reeght: "Kingdom of Ciar") or - not so romantic - it's named after the Irish word for "rock" ("ciar" or "cer") and "a district on the water" ("uidhe" or "ui"). See Ancient Clans of County Kerry. --Tadhg 15:18, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Walsh as a Kerry surname??[edit]

The Irish for Walsh is Breathnach, which literally means Welsh ( as in the nationality), so I'm assuming it isn't a Kerry surname!! I'm removing it from the list, if I'm wrong please correct me! 13:21, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Not historical people?[edit]

Why are Wolfe Tone and Roger Casement not listed under "Historical Figures"? Rachel Pearce 10:43, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


I am not Irish, nor English. I feel the history section of this article has been composed in a very partisan manner and is anything but neutral. David Lauder 19:50, 4 November 2007 (UTC)


Unreliable, almost offensive article. What a shame! Heard of revisionism? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:47, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

failure to sign[edit]

Apology for the lack of courtesy- new to this. I made the above comment.Michelle —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:01, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Tralee Ship Canal[edit]

Should the Tralee Ship Canal no be given a mention in the 'transport' section ?

King dumb (talk) 01:24, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


What are the origins of Co. Kerry's Motto? I couldn't find anything after searching...--Somchai Sun (talk) 21:19, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

The coat of arms and motto shown on this article are the arms and motto of the Kerry County COUNCIL, not of Co. Kerry itself. Co. Kerry is represented by a heraldic device which is black, with a silver castle and golden harp above it. - Noonan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:33, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I removed your edit before I realised you had started a discussion on this. Do you have a reference or source you could quote so that it can be included in the info. --Dmol (talk) 06:44, 6 November 2013 (UTC)