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''[[Ireland]]''
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''[[Ireland]]''  
  
 
Ireland is made up of 32 counties, with 26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland.  
 
Ireland is made up of 32 counties, with 26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland.  
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== Map of the counties  ==
 
== Map of the counties  ==
  
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| '''[[Republic of Ireland|Republic of Ireland]]'''  
 
| '''[[Republic of Ireland|Republic of Ireland]]'''  
 
#[[County Dublin|Áth Cliath - Dublin]]  
 
#[[County Dublin|Áth Cliath - Dublin]]  
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#[[County Derry|Doire - Derry/Londonderry]]  
 
#[[County Derry|Doire - Derry/Londonderry]]  
 
#[[County Antrim|Aontroim - Antrim]]  
 
#[[County Antrim|Aontroim - Antrim]]  
#[[County Dowb|An Dún - Down]]  
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#[[County Down|An Dún - Down]]  
 
#[[County Armagh|Ard Mhacha - Armagh]]
 
#[[County Armagh|Ard Mhacha - Armagh]]
  
 
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== List of counties ==
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Scroll down to see a table of the four historic provinces and the counties contained in each.
  
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== List of counties  ==
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| ''Key to provinces'':  
 
| ''Key to provinces'':  
| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px]] Ulster  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]] Ulster  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]] Leinster  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]] Leinster  
| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px]] Munster  
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| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px|Flag of Munster.png]] Munster  
| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px]] Connacht
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| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px|Flag of Connacht.png]] Connacht
 
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! County<br>''Irish name''  
 
! County<br>''Irish name''  
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| Aontroim  
 
| Aontroim  
 
| Antrim  
 
| Antrim  
| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px|Flag of the United Kingdom.png]]
 
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| Ard Mhacha<br>''Contae Ard Mhacha''  
 
| Ard Mhacha<br>''Contae Ard Mhacha''  
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| Ard Mhacha  
 
| Ard Mhacha  
 
| Armagh  
 
| Armagh  
| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px|Flag of the United Kingdom.png]]
 
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| Áth Cliath*<br>''Contae Átha Cliath''  
 
| Áth Cliath*<br>''Contae Átha Cliath''  
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| Áth Cliath  
 
| Áth Cliath  
 
| Dublin  
 
| Dublin  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Átha Cliath Theas*<br>''Contae Átha Cliath Theas''  
 
| Átha Cliath Theas*<br>''Contae Átha Cliath Theas''  
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| Tamhlacht  
 
| Tamhlacht  
 
| Tallaght  
 
| Tallaght  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| An Cabhán<br>''Contae an Chabháin''  
 
| An Cabhán<br>''Contae an Chabháin''  
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| An Cabhán  
 
| An Cabhán  
 
| Cavan  
 
| Cavan  
| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| Ceatharlach<br>''Contae Cheatharlach''  
 
| Ceatharlach<br>''Contae Cheatharlach''  
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| Ceatharlach  
 
| Ceatharlach  
 
| Carlow  
 
| Carlow  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Ciarraí<br>''Contae Chiarraí''  
 
| Ciarraí<br>''Contae Chiarraí''  
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| Trá Lí  
 
| Trá Lí  
 
| Tralee  
 
| Tralee  
| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px|Flag of Munster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Cill Chainnigh<br>''Contae Chill Chainnigh''  
 
| Cill Chainnigh<br>''Contae Chill Chainnigh''  
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| Cill Chainnigh  
 
| Cill Chainnigh  
 
| Kilkenny  
 
| Kilkenny  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Cill Dara<br>''Contae Chill Dara''  
 
| Cill Dara<br>''Contae Chill Dara''  
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| Nás na Ríogh  
 
| Nás na Ríogh  
 
| Naas  
 
| Naas  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Cill Mhantáin<br>''Contae Chill Mhantáin''  
 
| Cill Mhantáin<br>''Contae Chill Mhantáin''  
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| Cill Mhantáin  
 
| Cill Mhantáin  
 
| Wicklow  
 
| Wicklow  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| An Clár<br>''Contae an Chláir''  
 
| An Clár<br>''Contae an Chláir''  
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| Innis  
 
| Innis  
 
| Ennis  
 
| Ennis  
| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px|Flag of Munster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Corcaigh<br>''Contae Chorcaí''  
 
| Corcaigh<br>''Contae Chorcaí''  
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| Corcaigh  
 
| Corcaigh  
 
| Cork  
 
| Cork  
| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px|Flag of Munster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| Doire<br>''Contae Dhoire''  
 
| Doire<br>''Contae Dhoire''  
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| Doire  
 
| Doire  
 
| Derry  
 
| Derry  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px|Flag of the United Kingdom.png]]
 
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| An Dún<br>''Contae an Dúin''  
 
| An Dún<br>''Contae an Dúin''  
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| Dún Pádraig  
 
| Dún Pádraig  
 
| Downpatrick  
 
| Downpatrick  
| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px|Flag of the United Kingdom.png]]
 
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| Dún na nGall<br>''Contae Dhún na nGall''  
 
| Dún na nGall<br>''Contae Dhún na nGall''  
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| Leifear  
 
| Leifear  
 
| Lifford  
 
| Lifford  
| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin*<br>Contae Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin*  
 
| Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin*<br>Contae Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin*  
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| Dún Laoghaire  
 
| Dún Laoghaire  
 
| Dún Laoghaire  
 
| Dún Laoghaire  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| Fear Manach<br>''Contae Fhear Manach''  
 
| Fear Manach<br>''Contae Fhear Manach''  
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| Inis Ceithleann  
 
| Inis Ceithleann  
 
| Enniskillen  
 
| Enniskillen  
| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px|Flag of the United Kingdom.png]]
 
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| Fine Gall*<br>''Contae Fine Gall''  
 
| Fine Gall*<br>''Contae Fine Gall''  
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| Sord Cholm Cille  
 
| Sord Cholm Cille  
 
| Swords  
 
| Swords  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Gaillimh<br>''Contae na Gaillimhe''  
 
| Gaillimh<br>''Contae na Gaillimhe''  
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| Gaillimh  
 
| Gaillimh  
 
| Galway  
 
| Galway  
| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px|Flag of Connacht.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| An Iarmhí<br>''Contae na hIarmhí''  
 
| An Iarmhí<br>''Contae na hIarmhí''  
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| An Muileann gCearr  
 
| An Muileann gCearr  
 
| Mullingar  
 
| Mullingar  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| Laois<br>''Contae Laoise''  
 
| Laois<br>''Contae Laoise''  
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| Portlaoise  
 
| Portlaoise  
 
| Portlaoise  
 
| Portlaoise  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| Liatroim<br>''Contae Liatroma''  
 
| Liatroim<br>''Contae Liatroma''  
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| Cora Droma Rúisc  
 
| Cora Droma Rúisc  
 
| Carrick-on-Shannon  
 
| Carrick-on-Shannon  
| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px|Flag of Connacht.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| Loch Garman<br>''Contae Loch Garman''  
 
| Loch Garman<br>''Contae Loch Garman''  
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| Loch Garman  
 
| Loch Garman  
 
| Wexford  
 
| Wexford  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| An Longfort<br>''Contae an Longfoirt''  
 
| An Longfort<br>''Contae an Longfoirt''  
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| An Longfort  
 
| An Longfort  
 
| Longford  
 
| Longford  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Luimneach<br>''Contae Luimnigh''  
 
| Luimneach<br>''Contae Luimnigh''  
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| Luimneach  
 
| Luimneach  
 
| Limerick  
 
| Limerick  
| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px|Flag of Munster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| Lú<br>''Contae Lú''  
 
| Lú<br>''Contae Lú''  
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| Dún Dealgan  
 
| Dún Dealgan  
 
| Dundalk  
 
| Dundalk  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| Maigh Eo<br>''Contae Mhaigh Eo''  
 
| Maigh Eo<br>''Contae Mhaigh Eo''  
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| Caisleán an Bharraigh  
 
| Caisleán an Bharraigh  
 
| Castlebar  
 
| Castlebar  
| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px|Flag of Connacht.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| An Mhí<br>''Contae na Mí''  
 
| An Mhí<br>''Contae na Mí''  
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| An Uaimh  
 
| An Uaimh  
 
| Navan  
 
| Navan  
| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Muineachán<br>''Contae Mhuineacháin''  
 
| Muineachán<br>''Contae Mhuineacháin''  
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| Muineachán  
 
| Muineachán  
 
| Monaghan  
 
| Monaghan  
| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| Port Láirge<br>''Contae Phort Láirge''  
 
| Port Láirge<br>''Contae Phort Láirge''  
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| Port Láirge  
 
| Port Láirge  
 
| Waterford  
 
| Waterford  
| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px|Flag of Munster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| Ros Comáin<br>''Contae Ros Comáin''  
 
| Ros Comáin<br>''Contae Ros Comáin''  
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| Ros Comáin  
 
| Ros Comáin  
 
| Roscommon  
 
| Roscommon  
| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px|Flag of Connacht.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
|- valign="top"
 
| Sligeach<br>''Contae Shligigh''  
 
| Sligeach<br>''Contae Shligigh''  
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| Sligeach  
 
| Sligeach  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Connacht.png|25px|Flag of Connacht.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
|- valign="top"
 
| Tiobraid Árann<br>''Contae Thiobraid Árann''  
 
| Tiobraid Árann<br>''Contae Thiobraid Árann''  
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| An tAonach (''north'')<br>Cluain Meala (''south'')  
 
| An tAonach (''north'')<br>Cluain Meala (''south'')  
 
| Nenagh (''north'')<br>Clonmel (''south'')  
 
| Nenagh (''north'')<br>Clonmel (''south'')  
| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Munster.png|25px|Flag of Munster.png]]  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px|Flag of Ireland.png]]
 
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| Tír Eoghain<br>''Contae Thír Eoghain''  
 
| Tír Eoghain<br>''Contae Thír Eoghain''  
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| An Ómaigh  
 
| An Ómaigh  
 
| Omagh  
 
| Omagh  
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| [[Image:Flag of Ulster.png|25px|Flag of Ulster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px]]
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| [[Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.png|25px|Flag of the United Kingdom.png]]
 
|- valign="top"
 
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| Uíbh Fhailí<br>''Contae Uíbh Fhailí''  
 
| Uíbh Fhailí<br>''Contae Uíbh Fhailí''  
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| Tulach Mhór  
 
| Tulach Mhór  
 
| Tullamore  
 
| Tullamore  
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| [[Image:Flag of Leinster.png|25px|Flag of Leinster.png]]  
| [[Image:Flag of Ireland.png|25px]]
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Note: * - The old County Dublin has now been replaced by three new counties: <br>(i) Contae Átha Cliath Theas / ''County of South Dublin'';<br>(ii) Contae Fine Gall / ''County of Fingal'';<br>(iii) Contae Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin / ''County of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown''.  
 
Note: * - The old County Dublin has now been replaced by three new counties: <br>(i) Contae Átha Cliath Theas / ''County of South Dublin'';<br>(ii) Contae Fine Gall / ''County of Fingal'';<br>(iii) Contae Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin / ''County of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown''.  
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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Jurisdictions, arranged from the smallest first to the largest last, of interest for family history research include:
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*Townlands -- small geographical areas that mostly serve as addresses but have also been used as a division for record organization.
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*Parishes -- civil government parishes and church parishes in both the Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic Church. Civil parish and Church of Ireland parish boundaries closely correspond and share names. Roman Catholic parishes tend to be larger and have names that often do not match those of the civil parishes. Large cities can contain several parishes.
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*Baronies -- ancient districts which were used as divisions for record organization into the late 19th century.
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*Poor Law Unions -- created by the New Poor Law Act of 1838 to facilitate the care of the poor; each contains several civil parishes; later subdivided into districts for civil registration and into district electoral divisions for census, taxation and voting purposes.
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*County -- thirty-two in the whole of Ireland; each made up of several parishes and divided into jurisdictions for various purposes
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*Country -- the Republic of Ireland with twenty-six counties and Northern Ireland with six counties
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{{Ireland counties| }}
  
 
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Revision as of 19:52, 10 May 2013

Ireland

Ireland is made up of 32 counties, with 26 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland.

Map of the counties

Counties of Ireland Republic of Ireland
  1. Áth Cliath - Dublin
  2. Cill Mhantáin - Wicklow
  3. Loch Garman - Wexford
  4. Ceatharlach - Carlow
  5. Cill Dara - Kildare
  6. An Mhí - Meath
  7. Lú - Louth
  8. Muineachán - Monaghan
  9. An Cabhán - Cavan
  10. An Longfort - Longford
  11. An Iarmhí - Westmeath
  12. Uíbh Fhailí - Offaly
  13. Laois - Leix
  14. Cill Chainnigh - Kilkenny
  15. Port Láirge - Waterford
  16. Corcaigh - Cork
  17. Ciarraí - Kerry
  18. Luimneach - Limerick
  19. Tiobraid Árann - Tipperary
  20. An Clár - Clare
  21. Gaillimh - Galway
  22. Maigh Eo - Mayo
  23. Ros Comáin - Roscommon
  24. Sligeach - Sligo
  25. Liatroim - Leitrim
  26. Dún na nGall - Donegal
Northern Ireland
  1. Fear Manach - Fermanagh
  2. Tír Eoghain - Tyrone
  3. Doire - Derry/Londonderry
  4. Aontroim - Antrim
  5. An Dún - Down
  6. Ard Mhacha - Armagh

Scroll down to see a table of the four historic provinces and the counties contained in each.

List of counties

Key to provinces: Flag of Ulster.png Ulster Flag of Leinster.png Leinster Flag of Munster.png Munster Flag of Connacht.png Connacht
County
Irish name
County
English name
County Town
Irish name
County Town
English name
Province Country
Aontroim
Contae Aontroma
Antrim
County Antrim
Aontroim Antrim Flag of Ulster.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png
Ard Mhacha
Contae Ard Mhacha
Armagh
County Armagh
Ard Mhacha Armagh Flag of Ulster.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png
Áth Cliath*
Contae Átha Cliath
Dublin*
County Dublin
Áth Cliath Dublin Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Átha Cliath Theas*
Contae Átha Cliath Theas
South Dublin*
County of South Dublin
Tamhlacht Tallaght Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
An Cabhán
Contae an Chabháin
Cavan
County Cavan
An Cabhán Cavan Flag of Ulster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Ceatharlach
Contae Cheatharlach
Carlow
County Carlow
Ceatharlach Carlow Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Ciarraí
Contae Chiarraí
Kerry
County Kerry
Trá Lí Tralee Flag of Munster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Cill Chainnigh
Contae Chill Chainnigh
Kilkenny
County Kilkenny
Cill Chainnigh Kilkenny Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Cill Dara
Contae Chill Dara
Kildare
County Kildare
Nás na Ríogh Naas Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Cill Mhantáin
Contae Chill Mhantáin
Wicklow
County Wicklow
Cill Mhantáin Wicklow Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
An Clár
Contae an Chláir
Clare
County Clare
Innis Ennis Flag of Munster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Corcaigh
Contae Chorcaí
Cork
County Cork
Corcaigh Cork Flag of Munster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Doire
Contae Dhoire
Derry
County Derry/Londonderry
Doire Derry Flag of Ulster.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png
An Dún
Contae an Dúin
Down
County Down
Dún Pádraig Downpatrick Flag of Ulster.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png
Dún na nGall
Contae Dhún na nGall
Donegal
County Donegal
Leifear Lifford Flag of Ulster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin*
Contae Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin*
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown*
County of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dún Laoghaire Dún Laoghaire Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Fear Manach
Contae Fhear Manach
Fermanagh
County Fermanagh
Inis Ceithleann Enniskillen Flag of Ulster.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png
Fine Gall*
Contae Fine Gall
Fingal*
County of Fingal
Sord Cholm Cille Swords Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Gaillimh
Contae na Gaillimhe
Galway
County Galway
Gaillimh Galway Flag of Connacht.png Flag of Ireland.png
An Iarmhí
Contae na hIarmhí
Westmeath
County Westmeath
An Muileann gCearr Mullingar Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Laois
Contae Laoise
Laoise
County Laois
Portlaoise Portlaoise Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Liatroim
Contae Liatroma
Leitrim
County Leitrim
Cora Droma Rúisc Carrick-on-Shannon Flag of Connacht.png Flag of Ireland.png
Loch Garman
Contae Loch Garman
Wexford
County Wexford
Loch Garman Wexford Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
An Longfort
Contae an Longfoirt
Longford
County Longford
An Longfort Longford Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Luimneach
Contae Luimnigh
Limerick
County Limerick
Luimneach Limerick Flag of Munster.png Flag of Ireland.png

Contae Lú
Louth
County Louth
Dún Dealgan Dundalk Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Maigh Eo
Contae Mhaigh Eo
Mayo
County Mayo
Caisleán an Bharraigh Castlebar Flag of Connacht.png Flag of Ireland.png
An Mhí
Contae na Mí
Meath
County Meath
An Uaimh Navan Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Muineachán
Contae Mhuineacháin
Monaghan
County Monaghan
Muineachán Monaghan Flag of Ulster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Port Láirge
Contae Phort Láirge
Waterford
County Waterford
Port Láirge Waterford Flag of Munster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Ros Comáin
Contae Ros Comáin
Roscommon
County Roscommon
Ros Comáin Roscommon Flag of Connacht.png Flag of Ireland.png
Sligeach
Contae Shligigh
Sligo
County Sligo
Sligeach Sligo Flag of Connacht.png Flag of Ireland.png
Tiobraid Árann
Contae Thiobraid Árann
Tipperary
County Tipperary
An tAonach (north)
Cluain Meala (south)
Nenagh (north)
Clonmel (south)
Flag of Munster.png Flag of Ireland.png
Tír Eoghain
Contae Thír Eoghain
Tyrone
County Tyrone
An Ómaigh Omagh Flag of Ulster.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png
Uíbh Fhailí
Contae Uíbh Fhailí
Offaly
County Offaly
Tulach Mhór Tullamore Flag of Leinster.png Flag of Ireland.png

Note: * - The old County Dublin has now been replaced by three new counties:
(i) Contae Átha Cliath Theas / County of South Dublin;
(ii) Contae Fine Gall / County of Fingal;
(iii) Contae Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin / County of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Jurisdictions

Jurisdictions, arranged from the smallest first to the largest last, of interest for family history research include:

  • Townlands -- small geographical areas that mostly serve as addresses but have also been used as a division for record organization.
  • Parishes -- civil government parishes and church parishes in both the Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic Church. Civil parish and Church of Ireland parish boundaries closely correspond and share names. Roman Catholic parishes tend to be larger and have names that often do not match those of the civil parishes. Large cities can contain several parishes.
  • Baronies -- ancient districts which were used as divisions for record organization into the late 19th century.
  • Poor Law Unions -- created by the New Poor Law Act of 1838 to facilitate the care of the poor; each contains several civil parishes; later subdivided into districts for civil registration and into district electoral divisions for census, taxation and voting purposes.
  • County -- thirty-two in the whole of Ireland; each made up of several parishes and divided into jurisdictions for various purposes
  • Country -- the Republic of Ireland with twenty-six counties and Northern Ireland with six counties