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Counties of Ireland

Ireland has four provinces:
Leinster: East part of the island including counties Carlow, Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Louth, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Longford.

Munster: South part of the island including counties Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford.

Connacht: West part of the island including counties Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.

Ulster: North part of the island including counties Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland and counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Derry, Fermanagh, Tyrone.

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The Irish word order of "County (so-and-so)" is likely a slight abbreviation of the common British form "County of (so-and-so)." In england, only "County Durham" is commonly called as such, without the "of."


Not even the Irishcare to strictly use it that way, you are more likely to hear South Dublin county than County South Dublin. Linda Churchill there is a village called Churchill in Donegal but I think the name came simply because there was a church on the hill where the village is now.

David Papworth

To M. J. You should ask the Americans, they made the inversion.

Linda Churchill

there is a book written long time ago about the Churchill family and I can not remember the county in the book It was called the Churchills of something county

M. J.

In North America a county is known as (name-of-county) county, whereas in Ireland such is named county (name-of-county.) Why this inversion?

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