Pronouncing Place Names in Ireland

Wonder how to pronounce all those exotic sounding Irish towns, counties and cities? Many Irish place names are pronounced differently from the way they look. There are numerous websites that will tell you about the origins of the place names in Ireland, what they mean and what time period they date from. But IrelandYes.com gives you a phonetic way to pronounce over fifty places around Ireland and Northern Ireland. Travel with confidence throughout Ireland with IrelandYes.com as your best companion.

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How to Pronounce Irish Place Names

Abbeyfeal: Abbey-feel
Abbeyleix: Abbey-LEASH
Achill: ACK-ill
Aghadoe: Aaa-HA-doe
Allihies: Al-A-hees
Avoca: A-VO-ca
Ardara: Ar-DRA
Armagh: Are-MAAH
Ballina: Baal-in-A
Ballinasloe: Baal-in-A-slow
Ballybofey: Bally-bow-FAY
Ballydehob: Bally-DA-hob
Belleek: Ba-LEEK
Bunratty: Bun-RAT-e
Cahir: Care
Cahirciveen: Care-her-SA-VEEN
Cashel: CASH-ill
Cliffs of Moher: Cliffs of MO-her
Clonakilty: Clon-AH-kilt-e
Cobh: Cove
Connemara: Con-AH-maar-AH
Donegal: Dun-e-GAUL
Donahgadee: Donna-HA-DEE
Drogheda: Draw-head-A
Dromoland: Dra-MO-land
Dunfanaghy: Dun-fan-A-HE
Dun Laoghaire: Dun Leery
Fermanagh: Fur-maan-A
Galway: Gaul-way
Glenbeigh: Glen-BAY

Glencolumbkille: Glen-CULLIM-Kill
Glendalough: Glen-DA-LOCK
Glengariff: Glen-gare-IFF
Glenariff: Glen-AIR-if
Glenveagh: Glen-VAY
Graiguenamanagh: Greg-NA-maan-A
Inistioge: In-ish-TEEG
Kenmare: Ken-mare
Killarney: Kill-ARE-nee
Killary: Kill-A-REE
Kilfenora: Kill-FA-nor-A
Killaloe: Kill-a-LOU
Killimer: Kill-LIME-er
Kilmallock: Kill-MAAL-ICK
Killorglin: Kill-or-GLIN
Laois: Leash
Nenagh: Nee-NA
Offaly: Awe-FULLY
Omagh: Oh-MA
Oughterard: Ooch-ta-RAD
Portlaoise: Port-leash
Roscrea: Ross-cray
Schull: Skull
Sligo: SLY-go
Spiddal: Spid-DAL
Tara: Tar-AH
Tuam: Choom
Tyrone: TA-roan
Youghal: Yawl

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