National Geographic Maps’ new Ireland wall map is one of the most authoritative maps yet published of the Emerald Isle. Of the nearly 1,000 place-names shown on this map, all within the Republic of Ireland adhere to that nation’s constitution—that the Irish and English language share official status. Thus, Gaelic (Irish) place-names, along with their English variants in parentheses, are shown within Irish-speaking regions while English place-names, along with their Gaelic variants, are shown outside these areas.
Ireland Classic is ideal for those researching their Irish ancestry, a perfect tool for business reference, and a beautiful addition to any décor. It’s one of the largest and most detailed wall maps specifically for Ireland available today. Shown on the map are over 1,000 named places including primary and secondary towns, counties, political boundaries, infrastructure, and selected historical sites for both Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Per the Republic of Ireland’s constitution, the Irish and English languages share official status. In the Gaeltacht, or predominantly Irish-speaking regions, only Irish place-names have official status and are used on signposts. These districts are found within the counties of Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, Meath, and Waterford.
Place-names information for the Republic of Ireland contributed by An Roinn Gnotai Pobail, Comhionannais agus Gaeltachta/ Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs.