Quiz – Childishly Rude Irish Placenames

October 5, 2007 at 12:01 am 3 comments

A lot of Irish placenames are Anglicised versions of Gaelic names. Do you know what placenames came from the Gaelic words for:

  • Town of Excrement, County Wexford
  • Town of the Dungstand, County Down
  • Hillside of the Breast, County Fermanagh
  • The Buttock, Counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo
  • The Fat Buttock, County Kerry
  • Backside to the Wind, Counties Armagh and Mayo
  • Buttock Island, County Kerry
  • The Two Breasts, County Kerry
  • Bottom, County Monaghan
  • Black Bottom, County Donegal

Placenames like breast and buttock typically refer to the shape of hills. Answers just a click away: >>>

Answers:

  • Town of Excrement, County Wexford – Ballyhack (Baile Chac)
  • Town of the Dungstand, County Down – Ballyhackamore (Baile Hacamar)
  • Hillside of the Breast, County Fermanagh – Letterbreen (Leitir Bhruin)
  • The Buttock, Counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo – Mace or Maas (Más)
  • The Fat Buttock, County Kerry – Mausrower (Más Ramhar)
  • Backside to the Wind, County Armagh – Tanderagee (Tóin Re Gaoith)
    Backside to the Wind, County Mayo – Tonragee (Tóin Re Gaoith)
  • Buttock Island, County Kerry – Tearacht Island (Oileán Tiaracht)
  • The Two Breasts, County Kerry – The Paps (An Dá Chích)
  • Bottom, County Monaghan – Ton (Tóin)
  • Black Bottom, County Donegal – Tonduff (Tóin Dubh)

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Irving  |  October 6, 2007 at 3:18 am

    Male humor no doubt lol, although a buttock is close to a hillock and could mean the same thing and has the same shape.

    Reply
  • 2. Checkerboard Cowboy  |  October 7, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Not as “lol out loud” as I’d hoped, but I did twitter like a schoolgirl at “Backside to the wind” 🙂

    Reply
  • 3. aoife  |  July 13, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    you forgot termonfeckin!
    how could you?!
    disgraceful
    tut tut

    Reply

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