Derivation of place names in Ireland
 

The derivation of the place name given is usually based on the Irish language name of the community.

Irish            English
ard              high
ass              waterfall
ath              ford
bally, baile     town
beg              small
ben              peak
carrig, carrick  rock
cashel           fort (stone)
knock            hill
dun              castle, fort
innis            island
inver            mouth of river
isk              water
glas             green
glen, gleann     valley
kill             church
lough            lake
mona             turf (peat)
mor              large
rath             ring fort
slieve           mountain
tulagh           hill
 


 

 

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