The 10 funniest place names in Ireland

When listening to traffic and travel reports on the radio, or reading them online, you often hear/see some strange place names. Ireland is full of intriguingly named areas which are sure to raise a smile.

We recently asked our social media followers for their suggestions for some of the quirkier townlands around the country and there was a great response.

Here are some of the places that were suggested.

1. Heavenstown, Wexford – A glorious place to live.

Heavenstown, Wexford – A glorious place to live.

2. Bastardstown, Wexford – A not so glorious place to live.


3. Horetown, Wexford – Only a 30 minute drive to Bastardstown, coincidentally.


4. Fannystown, Wexford – Wexford really does like its quirky names.


5. Muckanaghederdauhaulia, Galway – They should have thrown more letters at it.


6. Muff, Donegal – Always worthy of a mention. For a little something extra, Grainne’s Gap is located not too far away.


7. Crazy Corner, Westmeath – A zany place to live.

Crazy Corner

8. Hospital, Limerick – Could get confusing if you’re getting a taxi in the wee hours of the night. “I want to go to hospital, please.”


9. Muff Crescent, Nobber, Meath – Surely someone knew what they were doing when this was proposed.

Muff Crescent

10. Cum, Lahardane, Mayo – No comment.

Cum, Lahardane, Mayo - No comment.

Main Image Credit: Andrew Hurley. Used under CC licence.

Map Images: Google Maps Screenshots.