What do Ireland’s county names mean?

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  1. Apocales 4:35a.m. just one more episode..

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    A little wee bit of Irish history and information for Irish Barrel subforum

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    Translations of the Irish names

    Find out if your county is named after a swamp, a horse racing goddess or a toothless saint


    Ever wonder what the Irish language county names we see on football jerseys and road signs actually mean?

    Ireland’s long history of native kingdoms, which were supplanted by assorted invaders (Vikings, Norse, English, golf-playing American tourists) has had a profound effect on the country’s place names. Check out these English translations of Irish county names, and be sure to check the illustrated map below.

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