Quiz – Irish Counties Named After People

September 30, 2007 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

Here are the meanings of fourteen Irish County names, from the whole island, that are named after people or tribes. How many of them do you know? It includes two of the new Counties that the Irish Government created in 2001, Counties Fingal and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.

  • Cainneach’s Church
  • Ciar’s People
  • Coman’s Height
  • Eoghan’s Territory
  • Failghe’s People
  • Foreigner’s Fort
  • Galvia’s River
  • Laoghaire’s Fort
  • The Laoigis (iron-age picts)
  • Macha’s Height
  • Manach’s Men
  • O’Farrell’s Fort
  • Viking Meadow
  • White Foreigner

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  • Cainneach’s Church = Kilkenny
  • Ciar’s People = Kerry
  • Coman’s Height = Roscommon
  • Eoghan’s Territory = Tyrone
  • Failghe’s People = Offaly
  • Foreigner’s Fort = Donegal
  • Galvia’s River = Galway
  • Laoghaire’s Fort = Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
    (Rathdown was the name of an old Irish barony)
  • The Laoigis (iron-age picts) = Laois
  • Macha’s Height = Armagh
  • Manach’s Men = Fermanagh
  • O’Farrell’s Fort = Longford
  • Viking Meadow = Wicklow
  • White Foreigner = Fingal

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


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