Irish Submitted Place Names

Irish names are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names.
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AETÓIP (Country) Irish
Irish form of ETHIOPIA.
AFGANASTÁIN (Country) Irish
Irish form of AFGHANISTAN.
AN CABHÁN (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of CAVAN.
AN DÚN (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of DOWN.
AN MHÍ (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of MEATH.
AN SEARRACH (Island) Irish
Gaelic form of Serough Island.
ANTRIM (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Northern Ireland, meaning 'lone ridge'.
AONTROIM (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of ANTRIM.
ARD MHACHA (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of ARMAGH.
ARMAGH (Political Subdivision) Irish
A county in IRELAND. Means "Macha height", 'macha' was an ancient Irish goddess.
ÁTH CLIATH (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of DUBLIN.
ATHENRY (Settlement) Irish
Athenry (Baile Áth an Rí) meaning "Town of the Ford of the King" is a town in County Galway, Ireland, which lies 25 kilometres east of Galway city.
AVALBANE (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Abhaill Bhán "white orchard". This is or was the name of a township in the civil parish of Clontibret in County Monaghan, Ireland.
CARLOW (Political Subdivision) Irish (Anglicized)
Town and county in IRELAND. Possibly means "place of cattle".
CEATHARLACH (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of CARLOW.
CILL CHAINNIGH (Political Subdivision & Island) Irish
Irish form of KILKENNY.
CILL MHANTÁIN (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish name for the county of WICKLOW. Meaning "church of Mantan". It is named after a peer of Saint Patrick. Mantan had his teeth knocked out by Irish pagans, and then he was renamed Mantan, which means "toothless one".
CLADDAGH (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
CORCAIGH (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of CORK.
CORK (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
A county and city in IRELAND. Meaning "swamp".
CORRIB (Body of Water & River) Irish
River and lake in IRELAND.
DERRY (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
City and country in Northern IRELAND. May mean "oak wood", from 'Daire Coluimb Chille', meaning "The Oak-wood of Saint Columba". Or the name may have been from Proto-Celtic 'calg-ac-os', meaning "possessing a blade" or "possessing a penis".
DOIRE (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of DERRY.
DONEGAL (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in IRELAND. Meaning "place of foreigners" (i.e. the Vikings). Alternatively, it may mean "land of Conall", a king from the area. Conall means "strong wolf".
DOWN (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Northern IRELAND. From the Irish "Dún ná Lethglas", "dún" means fort.
DUIBHLINN (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of DUBLIN.
DÚN NA NGALL (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Iranian, Irish
Irish form of DONEGAL.
FEAR MANACH (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of FERMANAGH.
FERMANAGH (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Northern IRELAND. Meaning "men of the country of the lakes".
GAILLIMH (River & Body of Water) Irish
Irish name for CORRIB.
GAILLIMHE (Body of Water & River) Irish
Another spelling of GAILLIMH.
GALWAY (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
City and county in IRELAND. Means "fort Gaillimh", named after the GAILLIMH river that flows through the city.
GIOGHA (Island) Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Name of an island off the west coast of Kintyre in Scotland.... [more]
IACÁRTA (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of JAKARTA.
KILDARE (Region) Irish, English
From Irish Cill Dara meaning "church of the oak".
KILKENNY (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in IRELAND. Means "church of Cainnech". Saint Cainnech was the man who converted the county to Christianity in 597.
KILLOUGH (Settlement) Irish
Killough, derived from Irish Cill Locha "church of the loch", is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland.
KIRLEY (Political Subdivision) Irish
LAOIS (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in IRELAND. Named after the Gaelic territory of Uí Laoighis, meaning "people of Lugaid Laígne".
LEITRIM (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in IRELAND. Meaning "gray ridge", from 'liath' ("grey") and 'droim' ("ridge").
LIATROIM (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of LEITRIM.
LIFFEY (River) Irish
The River Liffey runs through the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. In poetry and mythology, the river is called Abhainn An Life, which is occasionally anglicized as 'Anna Liffey'
LOCH GARMAN (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish name for the county of WEXFORD. Named after Garman Garbh, a legendary figure, who was drowned in the mudflats at the mouth of the river Slaney by an enchantress, resulting in the lake that bears his name... [more]
LONDONDERRY (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Another name for DERRY. The prefix -london was added because donations from the city of LONDON help rebuild Derry in 1613.
LONGFORD (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in IRELAND. Meaning "the port".
LOUTH (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and village in IRELAND. From "Lugh", an ancient Irish god.
(Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of LOUTH. is the modern Irish form of the ancient Irish god LUGH.
MAIGH EO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of MAYO.
MAINILE (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of MANILA.
MAYO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in IRELAND. Means "plain of the yew".
MEATH (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in IRELAND. Means "the middle".
MONAGHAN (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in IRELAND. Means "land of little hills", "bushy field", or "hilly field".
MOURNE (Mountain) Irish
Both the name of a mountain range and a river in Northern Ireland, meaning "misty fists" from Irish múig "smoke, gloom" and dorn "fist".
MUINEACHÁN (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of MONAGHAN.
NAVAN (Other) Irish
Irish place name meaning "the cave" (?)
NEIPEAL (Country) Irish
Irish form of NEPAL.
OFFALY (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in IRELAND. Named after the Gaelic kingdom of Uí Failghe, which existed from the 6th century until 1556.
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From Spanish Panamá of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (genus Sterculia), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish"... [more]
ROS COMÁIN (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of ROSCOMMON.
ROSCOMMON (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in IRELAND. From the Irish 'Ros Comáin', meaning "Saint Coman's wood", after Saint Coman mac Faelchon who built a monastery there in the 5th century.
SAWEL (Mountain) English, Irish (Anglicized)
Sawel Mountain (historically known as Slieve Sawel) is the highest peak in the Sperrins, a mountain range in Northern Ireland. This is an Anglicized form of Irish samhail meaning "likeness", taken from its Irish name Samhail Phite Méabha "likeness to MÉABH's vulva", referring to a glen or hollow on the side of the mountain.
SLIGEACH (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of SLIGO.
SLIGO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in IRELAND. Means "shelly place", because of the large amount of shellfish the nearby river.
TIOBRAID ÁRANN (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of TIPPERARY.
TIPPERARY (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in IRELAND. From TIOBRAID ÁRANN, meaning "well of the Arra". The Arra is a river that flows through it.
TIRCONNELL (Political Subdivision) Irish
Variant of TYRCONNELL.
TÍR EOGHAIN (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of TYRONE.
TYRCONNELL (Political Subdivision) Irish
Another name for the Irish county of DONEGAL. It means "land of Conall", a king from the area. Conall means "strong wolf".
UÍBH FHAILÍ (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of OFFALY.
WATERFORD (Settlement) Irish
A city in Southern Ireland. Its name derives from Old Norse veðra, 'ram' (Swedish vädur, 'ram', See WETHERBY) and fjord, 'fjord'.
WESTMEATH (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in IRELAND, named after the county MEATH.
WEXFORD (Political Subdivision) Medieval Scandinavian, Irish
County and town in IRELAND. From the Old Norse Veisafjǫrðr, meaning "fjord of the mud flats".
WICKLOW (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish, Ancient Scandinavian
Town and county in IRELAND. From Old Norse 'víkingalág' or 'vikinga-ló', meaning "meadow of the Vikings".
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