Placenamesni.orgthe history behind our place-names

Discover the origin of our local place-names

At we’ve collected information on the origins and meanings of over 30,000 place-names from all over Northern Ireland.

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Various languages have been spoken in Ulster historically: primarily Irish, English and Scots.

Land Units

The historic administrative division of Ireland has been (in descending order) province, county, barony, civil parish and townland.

Map View

Use the map to explore Northern Ireland and discover the location of place-names.