QUIZ: Can you name the county from the translation of its Irish name?
How well do you know your Irish counties?
We all know the names of the Irish counties. And those of you with a cúpla focail will probably know the names of the Irish counties as Gaeilge.
The question is, do you know what the original Irish county names mean when they're translated into English? Confused?
Well, the original name for Tyrone was Tir Eoghain, which means “Land of Eoghan” in English. And Limerick is the anglicised version of Luimneach, which translates as “Bare Spot.” So if we asked you to name the county that translated as "Black Pool," you could probably guess that it was Dublin - or Dubh Linn to give it its own Irish name.
The question is could you guess the county from the translation of its Irish name?