Irish place names website

Have you ever wondered what the official Irish name for your home town or city is? Well, a new website,, has just been launched that should provide the answers you are looking for.

The usability is a little strange at first. You are presented with a map of Ireland, segmented by county name. However, when I clicked on my home county (Waterford), I expected to see another (more detailed) map showing all of the towns and/or regions in that county. However, I did not.

It turns out that there is quite a lot of information available from this site, it just isn’t as easy to find it as I first expected. That said, there is a Search box on the site which works just fine, so maybe its just me.

Source: RTE News

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