|Motto: Comhar, Cabhair, Cairdeas (Erse)
"Co-operation, Help, Friendship"
|• Type||Coonty Cooncil|
|• Dáil Éireann||Kerry North–West Limerick
|• European Parliament||Sooth|
|• Total||4,746 km2 (1,832 sq mi)|
Coonty Kerry (Erse: Contae Chiarraí) is ane o the twenty-sax counties o the Republic o Ireland, an ane o the thirty-twa coonties o Ireland, situated within the province o Munster. Kerry is the 5t lairgest o Ireland’s 32 coonties in area, an 14t lairgest in terms o population. It is bordered bi Coonty Limerick to the east an Coonty Cork to the sooth-east. The coonty toun is Tralee. Ane o Ireland's maist famous touns, Killarney, is also located in the coonty. The Lakes o Killarney, an area o ootstanding natural beauty, ar located in Killarney Naitional Park. The tip o the Dingle Peninsula is the maist wasterly point o Ireland.
Kerry is an anglicisation o Ciarraí, itself derived frae Ciarraighe, or "fowk o Ciar", the name o the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part o the present coonty. The legendary foonder o the tribe wis Ciar, son o Fergus mac Róich. In Auld Erse "Ciar" meant black or daurk brown, an the wird continues in uise in modern Erse as an adjective describing a daurk complexion. The suffix raighe, meanin fowk/tribe, is found in various -ry place names in Ireland, such as Osry – Osraighe Deer-Fowk/Tribe.
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