In Ireland, once you leave the main cities, many roads have no name, and many houses have no number. If those who live in a house have an unusual family name, the postman will know where to deliver the letters, but if they have a common names like Kavanagh or Tobin (as most do) then the only way to know which house is which is to give the house a name. It’s very common around here. My address has no numerical information at all: I live in an unnumbered house on an unnamed road, so, like many others, I gave my house a name. Here are a few house names I’ve seen in the neighbourhood.
House names can tell you a lot about the inhabitants. You just need to know how to interpret them. Read on!