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Welcome to the Placenames Database of Ireland, developed by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge (DCU) and The Placenames Branch (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht).

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Counties

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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

61,169 townlands 24,395 streets 3,482 electoral districts 2,668 minor features 2,564 civil parishes 2,303 population centres 1,929 lakes 1,217 islands and archipelagos 1,016 rocks 997 rivers 799 towns 720 sub-townlands 709 hills 624 mountains and mountain ranges 570 bridges 414 wells 381 houses 373 points, tips 345 baronies 275 ecclesiastical sites 265 monuments 251 creeks 223 man-made features 212 strands 204 bays 200 promontories 188 streams 186 graveyards, cemeteries, burial grounds 179 enclosures 173 crossroads 164 features 159 cliffs 149 castles 149 woods 148 valleys 148 villages 147 fields 125 roads 117 localities 80 passes 73 harbours 67 holes 49 quays, piers, wharves 49 bogs 43 cairns 37 coombs 35 channels, sounds 32 counties 32 waterfalls 32 caves, souterrains 29 hamlets 29 estuaries 27 standing stones 25 fissures 24 fords 24 footpaths 22 brows, slopes, hillsides 20 hollows 20 marshes 19 patches of ground 17 tombs 14 reefs 12 canals 11 sandhills 11 turloughs 61 other geographical units