Aug 07

Alphabetical List of Irish Counties

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A map with the counties of Ireland outlined.

Image via Wikipedia

I needed an alphabetical list of the 32 counties of Ireland, so I did one up
Not terribly exciting, but it saves typing :)
You can grab it here:32 counties of Ireland in alphabetical order

UPDATE: Here's an alternate version with them all one line separated by commas

And via Katherine here's a version which is suitable for forms ie. "options" in HTML: ireland-32-counties-as-form-options

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34 Responses to “Alphabetical List of Irish Counties”

  1. From wxFran:

    A former Belgian housemate of mine used to attempt to remember all the counties and recite the list in that order. Terribly exciting nation, the Belgians…

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 1:03 am #
  2. From Chris Byrne:

    Some of those are in the UK?

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 1:18 am #
  3. From michele:

    It’s a list of the 32 counties not the 26

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 1:29 am #
  4. From Eden Web Design:

    I’m pretty sure that Fingal became a county about 10 years ago. Anytime I’m heading out to Swords there are ‘welcome to County Fingal’ signs as you approach.

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 9:07 am #
  5. From Stewart Curry:

    @eden: so is dun laoghaire/rathdown – I think they were trying to make Ireland a 32 county nation by stealth…

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 10:43 am #
  6. From michele:

    According to the Fingal website:
    “It came into being on the 1st. January, 1994 following the abolition of the former Dublin County Council and the establishment of 3 new authorities to replace it.”

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 10:46 am #
  7. From wxFran:

    We’ll have to wait and see… if the Dubs manage to win the All-Ireland there will be a great outcry to have the 3 separate “counties” of Dublin fielding their own team.
    “Fingal” and “Dun Laoighaire/Rathdown” seem imaginative enough, but what creative genius decided to call the other area “South County Dublin”?

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 10:51 am #
  8. From Ken Guest:

    Similarly then, the list should include “North Tipperary” and “South Tipperary” rather than just “Tipperary” – at least according to

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 11:33 am #
  9. From Peter Armstrong:

    Those “sub-counties” are used for government adminstrative purposes, local authorities, electoral boundaries and defining council areas. However there are traditionally 32 counties. You don’t post mail out to ‘North Tipperary’ – its just ‘Tipperary’ – and before someone says you do post mail to Dun Laoighaire it’s because it’s a townland (of county Dublin)!

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 12:20 pm #
  10. From michele:

    Peter – exactly

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 2:28 pm #
  11. From Ken Guest:

    So, I am imagining it Peter, when I notice friends of my family have post addressed to them as “Ballingarry, North Tipperary”; sometimes addressed as “Ballingarry, Tipperary NR [North Riding]” – which is precisely what they do considering there is also a Ballingarry in South Tipperary close to the Kilkenny border.
    You are correct though, Michele’s list is of the traditional 32 counties of Ireland.

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 2:52 pm #
  12. From Peter Armstrong:

    Ken > Fair enough. There’s an exception to every rule!
    However that’s just because An Post are likely to send it to the wrong place and not because we talk about ‘Tipperary North Riding’ in every day conversation.

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 4:01 pm #
  13. From michele:

    I find it amusing that one of the most “throw away” posts I’ve made this year gets over a dozen comments :)

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 7:43 pm #
  14. From Will:

    But you left out County Ring. Podge and Rodge are somewhere in there (and may they stay there)

    Posted on August 7, 2007 at 8:41 pm #
  15. From Ken Guest:

    If it’s of any use; here’s a zip of the counties of Ireland for Zen Cart – it contains two files: one listing the 26 counties of the Republic. The other file contains a list of all 32 counties.
    It may ‘just work’ with OS Commerce too.

    Posted on August 8, 2007 at 8:47 am #
  16. From michele:

    Handy :)
    I put the list together for this:
    But the format that uses is slightly different

    Posted on August 8, 2007 at 9:18 am #
  17. From Liz:

    … ehh… Michele … thanks for the list … it was exactly what I was looking for. :-)

    Posted on January 25, 2008 at 7:02 pm #
  18. From Peadar:

    Cheers for this Michele, I’ve visited this post about 20 times in the past few years. This time I’m using the list to help build my fashion directory on

    Le gach dea-ghuí,


    Posted on August 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm #
  19. From Ciara:

    Thank you!!

    Posted on September 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm #
  20. From Rachel:

    I have used this list so many times, it is very handy – thank you!

    Posted on September 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm #
  21. From Katherine:

    Ridiculously useful, I keep coming back to this.

    Also handy to have them in as options for a form and as a comma delimited list(extra gaps after commas to fit them here). Maybe add to file?


    Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow

    Posted on October 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm #
  22. From Michele:

    I could upload an alternative file I guess .. I’ll have to see what’s in the one that’s there – bearing in mind that I shoved it up there years ago

    Posted on October 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm #
  23. From Katherine:

    I know, I’ve been returning to it for years :)

    You can remove the silly list of counties in my post – I had put them in as options, but that was cleaned up.

    Posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm #
  24. From Michele:


    I got your email with the non-cleaned up version and I’ll upload it shortly :)



    Posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm #
  25. From Fiona:

    Thanks a million for uploading the useful lists! Using them for a database assignment – saves me keying them in.

    Posted on October 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm #
  26. From Keith Power:

    Thanks for that, really helpful, saved some time.

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm #
  27. From Ronan Morris:

    Thanks for that list Michele – saved me a bit of hassle.

    Posted on August 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm #
  28. From Daniel:

    Thank you so much 😀

    Posted on September 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm #
  29. From Enda:

    Thanks for this. Saved me a bit of typing (and second-guessing!)

    Posted on May 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm #
  30. From B:

    Thanks buddy! Same as above 😉

    Posted on October 7, 2013 at 10:18 am #
  31. From D:

    Just found this little gem today – thank you! :)

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:42 am #
  32. From Bob:

    Lol I used this for my homework

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm #
  33. From Frank:

    Saved me a few minutes thinking and typing – thanks!

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm #
  34. From Paul:

    Thank you… Collecting all the ROI licence plate abbreviations (in which, I note (following discussion above), it divides Tipperary in two…):

    Carlow – CW
    Cavan – CN
    Clare – CE
    Cork – C
    Donegal – DL
    Dublin – D
    Galway – G
    Kerry – KY
    Kildare – KE
    Kilkenny – KK
    Laois – LS
    Leitrim – LM
    Limerick – L or LK
    Longford – LD
    Louth – LH
    Mayo – MO
    Meath – MH
    Monaghan – MN
    Offaly – OY
    Roscommon – RN
    Sligo – SO
    Tipperary North – TN
    Tipperary South – TS
    Waterford – W or WD
    Westmeath – WH
    Wexford – WX
    Wicklow – WW

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 11:29 am #

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