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Minor Placenames Workshop 2018

Registration is now open for the Minor Placenames Workshop which will be held in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge on 17 & 18 May. More information >>

Registration closes: 11 May 2018.

Competition for post-primary schools - Meitheal

Enter details of minor placenames on Meitheal and be in with a chance to win great prizes! More information >>


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

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