Placenames in Ireland that sound dirty but are not

Want to add any? Leave them in the comments and I’ll amend the post later.

Did this on Facebook a while back and got a lot of replies. Here are some choice places in Ireland:

Muff
Nobber
Sally Gap
Termonfeckin
Tubbercurry
Ringsend
Bastardstown
Dyke Parade
Ballinaboy
Belgooly
Ballsbridge
Letterfinish
Blackbox Theatre, Dyke Rd, Galway
Moll’s Gap
Ring
Laytown
Effin, County Limerick
Sandymount
Strangalowilly, Co Tyrone
Meelick
Freemount
Stillorgan
Naad, Cork
Mount Juliet
Mount Daisy
The Giant’s Ring, Belfast
South Ring Road
Dundonald
Bangor
Ringaskiddy
Skeheenarinky, Tipperary
Gaggin, Cork
Spunkane
Kilcock, Co. Kildare

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34 Responses to “Placenames in Ireland that sound dirty but are not”

  1. Mike says:

    Bastardstown, Co. Wexford
    Cannawee, Co. Cork

  2. Colm says:

    Ballycocksoost, Co. Kilkenny

  3. There’s a place in Meelick called Woodcock Hill and another place in Clare – Killaloe sounds funny too!!!

  4. Darran says:

    Horetown, Co. Wexford
    Love Lane, Lower Mount Street, Dublin

    :)

  5. English Mum says:

    It’s Termonfeckin

    Not that I’m pedantic or anything, obviously…

  6. Dan says:

    Cockhill Road, Stamullen, Co. Meath
    Longwood
    Knicker, Co. Limerick

  7. Dan says:

    Meanus, Limerick

  8. Pat says:

    Was up in Tubbercurry Sligo last week. The people as mad as the name (in a good craic way)

  9. Adi says:

    I once knew someone whose address was Muff Crescent, Nobber

  10. Colm says:

    Heh, the Kilkenny townsland register has a few other interesting ones..

    Moanmore
    Moanteenmore
    Cappass
    Com
    Redgap
    Graigueooly
    Kirwan’s Inch
    Licketstown
    Bishopsfurze
    Mountnugent Lower
    Clashduff Lower

    And that’s just one county.,

  11. valueireland says:

    Horeswood in Wexford.

    Apparently.

  12. SK says:

    Used to build and localise websites for a US multinational. They insisted we use their US designed “bad word checker” to filter form input. We had to get them to change it radically when we pointed out that it was blocking legitimate Irish addresses like “Kill”, “Kilcock” etc.

  13. Ian Healy says:

    Dyke Parade got me :)

  14. SG says:

    Ballymacahola, Co. Mayo – I’m not making it up!

  15. Christian vdB says:

    Don’t forget Inchygaggin

  16. Muckanaghederdauhaulia, Co. Galway.

    I once walked down Cunt Strasse! not in Ireland mind ya, but Germany.

  17. AnnMarie says:

    faggot hill cork

  18. Ronan Lupton says:

    Beggars Bush, Dublin 4.
    Sneem, Kerry.
    Dingle, Kerry.
    Bruff, Limerick.
    Belgooly, Co. Cork.
    Strokestown, Rosscommon.
    Ballylickey, Co. Cork.
    Ballyseedy, Co. Kerry.
    Beevrack, Co. Clare.
    Newquay, Co. Clare.
    Cranny, Co. Clare.
    Meelick, Co. Clare.
    Rearcross, Co. Tipp.
    Mountlucas, Co. Offaly.
    Rapemills, Co. Offaly.
    Blue Ball, Co. Offaly.
    Nutt’s Corner, Co. Aintrim.
    Jennymount, Co. Aintrim.
    Ballyboylands, Co. Aintrim.

  19. Grannymar says:

    Dickey’s Town, Ballyeaston. NI

  20. Jfmbrennan says:

    Fairymount, Co. Roscommon

    Fairymount is described by Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy, as a “Polite word for buggery”.

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  22. jessica says:

    stillorgan or as gaeilge mickey marbh or even in latin penis mortis…ah the old ones are the best!

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  24. smcgillen says:

    Tonlegee Road

  25. java says:

    Jacks Hole, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow

  26. I’m pretty certain I went to a gay night on Lesbian Lane in Galway, once.

    (It may have been Dyke Road…)

  27. Jimmy says:

    Purcellsinch (Co.Kilkenny)
    Carnalway (near Moone, Co. Kildare)
    …and I live in Horeswood (see valueireland above)

  28. Ben Moore says:

    Nice list, I never looked at Sandymount like that before, so how about Sandycove as well ;-)

  29. rob says:

    i once lived on a street called bell end in dublin!!!

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  31. Sean Jeating says:

    @ A Hive In Limerick:
    Well, some people would not be able to spell the philosopher’s name. A Kant in German not necessarily is a Kant in English.

  32. LiamTheDream says:

    Why did Harolds Cross? to get a Fair View and see Dollymount!

  33. Connie says:

    Dingle