Toponymy resources

This section of provides informational material on specific placenames. is grateful to those individuals and organizations who supplied the material. We welcome additional material (essays, photographs and other); please contact us at

Educational resources »

These educational resources are provided as a tool for teachers and students. Placenames are a central part of Irish heritage. We hope that these resources will awaken an interest in them. The resources are in Irish and are printable.

Placenames orders »

List of legal instruments that implement the Official Languages Act 2003.

Publications »

A selection of downloadable publications relevant to the study of Irish placenames.

Manuscripts »

Scanned copies of manuscripts produced by noted scholars of Irish placenames.

Diagrams »

These images illustrate the administrative structure of Ireland.

Historical maps »

This collection contains historical maps relating to individual counties and provinces, as well as the whole island of Ireland.