civil parishtownland, island or archipelago
Inis Oírr
genitive: Inis Oírr
validated name
(Irish)
Inisheer
(English)

Other names

Inishere
local name
(English)

Glossary

inis, inse
English island; river meadow

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Inis Oírr ‘eastern island’?

  • English

    Inis Oírr ‘eastern island’?

    The etymology of the second element is uncertain; it may be a development from oirthir ‘eastern’ (gen. < oirthear ‘east’).

Centrepoint

53.0556, -9.53024latitude, longitude
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Properties

GGaeltacht
POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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