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

Answers just a click away: >>>


  • 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

Click Here to Email a Friend about this Post
Click Here to Email a Friend about That’s Ireland


Entry filed under: Fun, Ireland, Other Quizzes.

FAI Postpones Cup Final for Junket in Surf City This is Literally a Paine-Full Pun

1 Comment Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

A blog by Michael Nugent

Welcome to my blog about living in the maddest country on earth. Please feel free to leave a comment.

I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


September 2007
« Aug   Oct »

Bionic Bohs

As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.

%d bloggers like this: