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Welcome to the Placenames Database of Ireland, developed by Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge (DCU) and The Placenames Branch (Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs).

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Counties

Browse the database by county:

Dún na nGall/Donegal Doire/Derry Aontroim/Antrim Tír Eoghain/Tyrone An Dún/Down Ard Mhacha/Armagh Fear Manach/Fermanagh Muineachán/Monaghan An Cabhán/Cavan Liatroim/Leitrim Sligeach/Sligo Ros Comáin/Roscommon An Longfort/Longford An Mhí/Meath An Iarmhí/Westmeath Lú/Louth Baile Átha Cliath/Dublin Uíbh Fhailí/Offaly Cill Dara/Kildare Laois/Laois Cill Mhantáin/Wicklow Ceatharlach/Carlow Loch Garman/Wexford Cill Chainnigh/Kilkenny Tiobraid Árann/Tipperary Port Láirge/Waterford Maigh Eo/Mayo Gaillimh/Galway An Clár/Clare Luimneach/Limerick Ciarraí/Kerry Corcaigh/Cork Select a county on the map

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Meitheal Logainm.ie provides a crowdsourcing tool for pooling, storing and sharing data about minor placenames.

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Current database contents

61,186 townlands 24,289 streets 3,484 electoral districts 3,099 minor features 2,565 civil parishes 2,300 population centres 1,900 lakes 1,206 islands and archipelagos 983 rivers 979 rocks 802 towns 687 hills 605 mountains and mountain ranges 600 sub-townlands 552 bridges 363 houses 345 baronies 327 wells 263 monuments 242 points, tips 238 ecclesiastical sites 220 man-made features 207 strands 200 bays 198 promontories 176 graveyards, cemetaries, burial grounds 175 streams 173 crossroads 172 features 170 creeks 156 enclosures 147 villages 146 castles 142 valleys 129 woods 115 roads 113 localities 112 fields 111 cliffs 80 passes 73 harbours 47 quays, piers, wharves 45 bogs 43 cairns 36 holes 34 channels, sounds 32 counties 32 waterfalls 29 coombs 29 estuaries 28 hamlets 24 standing stones 24 caves, souterrains 18 brows, slopes, hillsides 18 marshes 17 fords 17 tombs 16 footpaths 16 hollows 15 fissures 15 patches of ground 13 reefs 12 canals 11 sandhills 11 turloughs 43 other geographical units