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County Towns: Ireland

Ireland was divided into 32 counties by the Normans in the 12th century. Following partition in 1921, Northern Ireland consisted of six of the counties, the other 26 being in the Republic.

Q: In which town (or city) are the administrative headquarters of … ?

Northern Ireland

The six counties of Northern Ireland no longer exist as administrative units. The traditional capitals are:

Antrim Click to show or hide the answer
Armagh Click to show or hide the answer
Down Click to show or hide the answer
Fermanagh Click to show or hide the answer
Derry (Londonderry) Click to show or hide the answer
Tyrone Click to show or hide the answer

The Republic of Ireland

Traditionally there were 26 counties in the Republic; in 1994, County Dublin was split into three counties (Fingal, South Dublin, and Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown). The division of Tipperary into two (North and South) goes back as far as 1898. The official total is therefore 29. Many sources still list and/or number only 26.

As well as the 29 counties, there are two "city and county" entities - Limerick and Waterford - which are separate from County Limerick and County Waterford respectively.

Of the county towns, the following 13 are self–evident: County Carlow, County Cavan, County Cork, County Galway, County Kilkenny, County Limerick, County Longford, County Monaghan, County Roscommon, County Sligo, County Waterford, County Wexford, County Wicklow. Here are the other 16:

County Clare Click to show or hide the answer
County Donegal Click to show or hide the answer
County of Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown Click to show or hide the answer
County Fingal Click to show or hide the answer
County Kerry Click to show or hide the answer
County Kildare Click to show or hide the answer
County Laois Click to show or hide the answer
County Leitrim Click to show or hide the answer
County Louth Click to show or hide the answer
County Mayo Click to show or hide the answer
County Meath Click to show or hide the answer
County Offaly Click to show or hide the answer
County of South Dublin Click to show or hide the answer
County of North Tipperary Click to show or hide the answer
County of South Tipperary Click to show or hide the answer
County Westmeath Click to show or hide the answer

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