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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

61,185 townlands 24,358 streets 3,484 electoral districts 3,097 minor features 2,565 civil parishes 2,301 population centres 1,917 lakes 1,213 islands and archipelagos 987 rivers 980 rocks 801 towns 694 hills 615 sub-townlands 615 mountains and mountain ranges 556 bridges 371 houses 345 baronies 328 wells 264 monuments 258 ecclesiastical sites 254 points, tips 221 man-made features 210 strands 202 bays 200 promontories 180 streams 175 graveyards, cemetaries, burial grounds 173 crossroads 172 creeks 170 features 159 enclosures 148 castles 147 villages 143 valleys 142 fields 134 woods 116 roads 114 cliffs 113 localities 77 passes 73 harbours 48 quays, piers, wharves 46 bogs 43 cairns 36 holes 35 channels, sounds 33 coombs 32 counties 32 waterfalls 29 hamlets 29 estuaries 25 standing stones 25 caves, souterrains 20 fissures 19 brows, slopes, hillsides 18 marshes 17 fords 17 tombs 16 footpaths 16 hollows 15 patches of ground 13 reefs 12 canals 11 sandhills 11 turloughs 46 other geographical units