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

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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

Meitheal

Meitheal Logainm.ie

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

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Current database contents

61,175 townlands 24,390 streets 3,482 electoral districts 2,671 minor features 2,564 civil parishes 2,302 population centres 1,928 lakes 1,215 islands and archipelagos 1,008 rocks 996 rivers 800 towns 707 sub-townlands 706 hills 624 mountains and mountain ranges 567 bridges 414 wells 379 houses 369 points, tips 345 baronies 274 ecclesiastical sites 264 monuments 245 creeks 222 man-made features 212 strands 204 bays 200 promontories 187 streams 185 graveyards, cemeteries, burial grounds 173 crossroads 173 enclosures 170 features 159 cliffs 148 castles 148 villages 147 woods 147 valleys 145 fields 117 roads 115 localities 80 passes 73 harbours 62 holes 51 bogs 49 quays, piers, wharves 43 cairns 37 coombs 36 channels, sounds 32 counties 32 waterfalls 32 caves, souterrains 29 hamlets 29 estuaries 27 standing stones 25 fissures 24 fords 22 brows, slopes, hillsides 20 marshes 19 patches of ground 19 hollows 17 footpaths 17 tombs 13 reefs 12 canals 11 sandhills 11 turloughs 50 other geographical units