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Discover The Literal Meanings Of Irish Counties

Discover The Literal Meanings Of Irish Counties June 30, 2016

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Irish Counties

Ever wonder what’s the literal meaning of the names of each and every county in Ireland? Well, wonder no more because user Cavedave posted an image on Reddit showing the literal translations of the Gaelic names of Irish counties.

Discover the funny and weird literal translations of Irish county names.

Fort of the Foreigners

Donegal
Dun na nGall
Alternative Irish:
Tir Conall (Conall’s Land)

Oak Wood

(London) Derry
Doire

Lone Ridge

Antrim
Aontroim

Eugene’s Land

Tyrone
Tir Eoghain

Men of Manach

Fermanagh
Fear Manach

Macha’s Height

Armagh
Ard Mhacha

The Fort

Down
An Din

Shelly Place

Sligo
Sligeach

Grey Ridge

Leitrim
Liatroim

Hilly Land

Monaghan
Muineachan

Plain of Yew Trees

Mayo
Maigh Eo

Coman’s Wood

Roscommon
Ros Comain

The Hollow

Cavan
An Cabhan

Named After

Lugh

Louth
Lu

The West Middle

Westmeath
An Iarmhi

Black Pool

Dublin (from Duibhlinn)
Ath Ciath (Hurdled Ford)

Stoney

Galway
Gaillimh




Named after

Ui Failghe

Offaly
Uibg Fhaili

Oak Church

Kildare
Cill Dara

Named After

Lugaid Laoighesach

Laois
Laois

Meadow of the Vikings

Wicklow (from Vikinga-lo)
Cill Mhantain (Church of the Toothless One)

The Plain

Clare
An Clar

Well of the Arra

Tipperary
Tiobraid Arann

Place of Herds

Carlow
Ceatharlach

Bare Spot

Limerick
Luimneach

Cainnech’s Church

Kilkenny
Cill Chainnigh

Fjord of the Mud Flats

Wexford (from Veisajoror)
Loch Garman (Garman’s Lake)

People of Clar

Kerry
Ciarrai

Ram Fjord

Waterford (from Veorafjoror)
Port Laurge (Larag’s port)

Marsh

Cork
Corcaigh

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