The wife of the first was Eire, and from her the name of the country was derived.
In later Gaelic literature the primitive form Eriu became the dissyllable Eire; hence the Norsemen called the island the land of Eire, i.e.
imitation ivory mounts Made in Eire.
In blackwood with imitation ivory mounts Made in Eire.
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