Alphabetical List of Irish Counties

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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

UPDATE (again) - a couple of the links above were not working due to my moving of this site, but they're fixed now. Sorry about that!

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36 Responses to Alphabetical List of Irish Counties

  1. wxFran August 7, 2007 at 1:03 am #

    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…

  2. Chris Byrne August 7, 2007 at 1:18 am #

    Some of those are in the UK?

  3. michele August 7, 2007 at 1:29 am #

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

  4. Eden Web Design August 7, 2007 at 9:07 am #

    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.

  5. Stewart Curry August 7, 2007 at 10:43 am #

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

  6. michele August 7, 2007 at 10:46 am #

    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.”

  7. wxFran August 7, 2007 at 10:51 am #

    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”?

  8. Ken Guest August 7, 2007 at 11:33 am #

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

  9. Peter Armstrong August 7, 2007 at 12:20 pm #

    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)!

  10. michele August 7, 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    Peter – exactly

  11. Ken Guest August 7, 2007 at 2:52 pm #

    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.

  12. Peter Armstrong August 7, 2007 at 4:01 pm #

    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.

  13. michele August 7, 2007 at 7:43 pm #

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

  14. Will August 7, 2007 at 8:41 pm #

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

  15. Ken Guest August 8, 2007 at 8:47 am #

    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.

  16. michele August 8, 2007 at 9:18 am #

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

  17. Liz January 25, 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    … ehh… Michele … thanks for the list … it was exactly what I was looking for. 🙂

  18. Peadar August 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    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,


  19. Ciara September 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Thank you!!

  20. Rachel September 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

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

  21. Katherine October 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    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

  22. Michele October 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    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

  23. Katherine October 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    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.

  24. Michele October 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm #


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



  25. Fiona October 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

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

  26. Keith Power January 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Thanks for that, really helpful, saved some time.

  27. Ronan Morris August 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

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

  28. Daniel September 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Thank you so much 😀

  29. Enda May 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

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

  30. B October 7, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Thanks buddy! Same as above 😉

  31. D June 17, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Just found this little gem today – thank you! 🙂

  32. Bob September 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    Lol I used this for my homework

  33. Frank September 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Saved me a few minutes thinking and typing – thanks!

  34. Paul December 3, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    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

  35. keith bohanna July 31, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    nearly 10 years later – just copied and pasted that – cheers Michele!

  36. Michele Neylon July 31, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    Glad to see people are still finding it useful 🙂

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