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Subject: Kerry (Ciarraí) & Carey (Ó Ciardha) ... Any Info?
Author: Ciarda Rayne   (Authenticated as Ciarda)
Date: January 2, 2005 at 3:52:46 PM
As it turns out Ciarda may not be the word that Kerry is derived from.

From the information I've found in various places Kerry is actually derived from Ciarraí while Carey is derived from Ó Ciardha ("Descendant of Ciardha"). However both Ciarraí & Ciarda seem to be connected to Ciar and both mean "Dark".

I'm still trying to find any other connections to these, so if anyone has any other information, please let me know.

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