Administrative Areas of the Republic of Ireland

Following the Government of Ireland Act 1920, 26 of Ireland's 32 counties left the United Kingdom and formed the Irish Free State. In 1949 this became the Republic of Ireland.

ProvinceCCCCountyCCCCentre
ConnaughtCNNGalwayGALGalway
LeitrimLETCarrick-on-Shannon
MayoMAYCastlebar
RoscommonROSRoscommon
SligoSLISligo
LeinsterLENCarlowCARCarlow
DublinDUBDublin
KildareKIDNaas
KilkennyKIKKilkenny
King's County / Offaly (1)OFFTullamore
LongfordLOGLongford
LouthLOUDundalk
MeathMEANavan (2)
Queen's County / Laois (3)LEXPortlaoise
WestmeathWEMMullingar
WexfordWEXWexford
WicklowWICWicklow
MunsterMUNClareCLAEnnis
CorkCORCork
KerryKERTralee
LimerickLIMLimerick
TipperaryTIPClonmel
WaterfordWATWaterford
Ulster (4)UIECavanCAVCavan
DonegalDONLifford
MonaghanMOGMonaghan

Notes 

  1. The name "King's County" (or simply "King's") was changed to "Offaly" in 1921.
  2. Also known as "An Uaimh".
  3. The name "Queen's County" (or simply "Queen's") was changed to "Laois" in 1921. It is sometimes spelt "Laoighis" and is also known as "Leix".
  4. The six counties of Northern Ireland are also part of the Province of Ulster.

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Page created by Phil Lloyd in January 1993. Revised and updated in September 1997 by Brian Pears.