Counties of Ireland

administrative division of Ireland, historically 32 in number

There are 32 historic counties on the island of Ireland. 26 are in the Republic of Ireland and 6 are in Northern Ireland.

The counties in italics do not have a county council, instead they are have two or more smaller administrative county councils (called districts, in Northern Ireland)

Several large towns are county boroughs. These councils have the same powers and duties of a county council.

County County Boroughs Administrative County Administrative County
ConnachtProvince of Connauct
County Galway Galway City
County Leitrim
County Mayo
County Roscommon
County Sligo Sligo
MunsterProvince of Munster
County Clare
County Cork Cork City
County Kerry
County Limerick Limerick City
County Tipperary North Tipperary South Tipperary
County Waterford Waterford City
LeinsterProvince of Leinster
County Carlow
County Dublin Dublin City Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Fingal County South Dublin
County Kildare
County Kilkenny
County Laois
County Longford
County Louth
County Meath
County Offaly
County Westmeath
County Wexford
County Wicklow
UlsterProvince of Ulster
County Cavan
County Donegal
County Monaghan
County Antrim
County Armagh
County Down
County Fermanagh
County Londonderry
County Tyrone
Euler diagram of the countries and traditional provinces on the island of Ireland