Quiz – Irish Counties Named after Places

September 29, 2007 at 12:05 am 1 comment

Here are the meanings of twenty Irish County names, from the whole island, that are named mostly after geographical features. How many of them do you know? I have included the original names for Counties Dublin and Tipperary, although in 2001 the Irish Government divided the old County Dublin into three new Counties, and divided the old County Tipperary into two new Counties.

  • Abounding in Shells
  • Black Pool
  • Fjord of the Flats
  • The Fort
  • Grey Hill-Ridge
  • The Hollow
  • The Marsh
  • The Middle
  • The Oak Grove
  • Oak Tree Church
  • Place of Shrubs
  • The Plain
  • Plain of Ewe Trees
  • Quadruple Lake
  • The River Lud
  • River of Cloaks
  • Solitary Farm
  • Weather Haven
  • The Well of Ara
  • West Central

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Answers

  • Abounding in Shells = Sligo
  • Black Pool = South Dublin
  • Fjord of the Flats = Wexford
  • The Fort = Down
  • Grey Hill-Ridge = Leitrim
  • The Hollow = Cavan
  • The Marsh = Cork
  • The Middle = Meath
  • The Oak Grove = Derry
  • Oak Tree Church = Kildare
  • Place of Shrubs = Monaghan
  • The Plain = Clare
  • Plain of Ewe Trees = Mayo
  • Quadruple Lake = Carlow
  • The River Lud = Louth
  • River of Cloaks = Limerick
  • Solitary Farm = Antrim
  • Weather Haven = Waterford
  • The Well of Ara = North Tipperary & South Tipperary
  • West Central = Westmeath

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