Placenamesni.orgthe history behind our place-names

Discover the origin of our local place-names

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

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Language

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

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

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