Place:Republic of Ireland


NameRepublic of Ireland
Alt namesEirinnsource: Bodkin, Report on the Arts in Ireland (1949)
Ierlandsource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 337
Irelandsource: Britannica Book of the Year (1990) p 640; Columbia Encyclopedia (1975); UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 60; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Irish Free Statesource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 346; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 362-363
Irish Republicsource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 346; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 362-363
Irlandsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Irlandasource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 60
Irlandesource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 60
Poblacht na hÉireannsource: Wikipedia
Saorstat Eireannsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 362-363
Saorstát Éireannsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 362-363
Éiresource: Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 632
Coordinates53°N 8°W
Contained Places
County Carlow ( 1922 - )
County Cavan ( 1922 - )
County Clare ( 1922 - )
County Cork ( 1922 - )
County Donegal ( 1922 - )
County Galway ( 1922 - )
County Kerry ( 1922 - )
County Kildare ( 1922 - )
County Kilkenny ( 1922 - )
County Laois ( 1922 - )
County Leitrim ( 1922 - )
County Limerick ( 1922 - )
County Longford ( 1922 - )
County Louth ( 1922 - )
County Mayo ( 1922 - )
County Meath ( 1922 - )
County Monaghan ( 1922 - )
County Offaly ( 1922 - )
County Roscommon ( 1922 - )
County Sligo ( 1922 - )
County Waterford ( 1922 - )
County Westmeath ( 1922 - )
County Wexford ( 1922 - )
County Wicklow ( 1922 - )
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown ( 1993 - )
Fingal ( 1993 - )
North Tipperary ( 1922 - 2014 )
South Dublin ( 1993 - )
South Tipperary ( 1922 - 2014 )
Former county
County Dublin ( 1922 - 1993 )
County Tipperary ( 2014 - )
Historical region
Modern county
County Tipperary ( 2014 - )
Armagh (ecclesiastical province) ( 1922 - )
Connacht ( 1922 - )
Dublin (ecclesiastical province) ( 1922 - )
Leinster ( 1922 - )
Munster ( 1922 - )
Ulster ( 1922 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern part of the island, and whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's over 4.8 million inhabitants. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the , consists of a lower house, , an upper house, , and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the (Prime Minister, literally 'Chief', a title not used in English), who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.

The state was created as the Irish Free State in 1922 as a result of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. It had the status of Dominion until 1937 when a new constitution was adopted, in which the state was named "Ireland" and effectively became a republic, with an elected non-executive president as head of state. It was officially declared a republic in 1949, following the Republic of Ireland Act 1948. Ireland became a member of the United Nations in December 1955. It joined the European Economic Community (EEC), the predecessor of the European Union, in 1973. The state had no formal relations with Northern Ireland for most of the twentieth century, but during the 1980s and 1990s the British and Irish governments worked with the Northern Ireland parties towards a resolution to "the Troubles". Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, the Irish government and Northern Ireland Executive have co-operated on a number of policy areas under the North-South Ministerial Council created by the Agreement.

Ireland ranks among the top twenty-five wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita, and as the tenth most prosperous country in the world according to The Legatum Prosperity Index 2015. After joining the EEC, Ireland enacted a series of liberal economic policies that resulted in rapid economic growth. The country achieved considerable prosperity between the years of 1995 and 2007, which became known as the Celtic Tiger period. This was halted by an unprecedented financial crisis that began in 2008, in conjunction with the concurrent global economic crash. However, as the Irish economy was the fastest growing in the EU in 2015, Ireland is again quickly ascending league tables comparing wealth and prosperity internationally. For example, in 2015, Ireland was ranked as the joint sixth (with Germany) most developed country in the world by the United Nations Human Development Index. It also performs well in several national performance metrics, including freedom of the press, economic freedom and civil liberties. Ireland is a member of the European Union and is a founding member of the Council of Europe and the OECD. The Irish government has followed a policy of military neutrality through non-alignment since immediately prior to World War II and the country is consequently not a member of NATO, although it is a member of Partnership for Peace.


How places in the Republic of Ireland are organized

The Republic of Ireland traditionally has been divided into 26 counties, with Tipperary county split into two counties in the 1890's and Dublin county split into three counties in the 1990's. The standard at WeRelate is to title Irish place pages according to their traditional (pre-split) county when it is known, with also-located-in links to the post-split counties.

All places in Republic of Ireland

Further information on historical place organization in Republic of Ireland

Research Tips

  • Irish records online. [1]
  • The Irish Genealogy News blog reports that GRO Ireland has placed historical civil registers of birth, marriage and death on the free state-run The are some omissions of images and an embargo period. Read the details at (as of 7 Sep 2016)
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Republic of Ireland. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.