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The 17 absolute rudest place names in Ireland

Pity the residents of Lousybush.


WHEN IT COMES to place names, Ireland is awash in filth. It’s a wonder anyone ever gets their mind out of the gutter long enough to achieve anything.

Here, without further ado, are the absolute rudest. In reverse order…

17. Doodys Bottoms

In Co Wicklow.

16. Effin

In Co Limerick. Named after a certain Saint Eimhin.

15. Legwee

In Co Cavan.

14. Dicksboro

In Co Kilkenny.

13. Hackballs Cross

In Co Louth. Named after… some kind of horrific marital incident? All suggestions welcome.

12. Ring

In Co Waterford. From the Irish An Rinn, meaning ‘the point’.

11. Spunkane

In Co Kerry.

10. Fartrim

Just one of a host of fart-themed locations in Cavan.

9. Cum

In Co Mayo. Just try Googling “Cum Mayo” and imagine what the residents suffer every day.

8. Slutsend

townland in Coolock, north Dublin.

7. Bastardstown

In Co Wexford.

6. Lower Balix

You’ll find the lower Balix near Stranagalwilly.

In Co Tyrone.

5. Fannystown

In Co Wexford.

4. Lousybush

In Co Kilkenny.

3. Willyrogue Island

An island in Lough Corrib, Galway. Described here as “Willy the rogue, his island!”

2. Ringrash Road

Near Coleraine.

1. And, of course, Muff.


In Co Donegal. Home, naturally enough, to the Muff Diving Club.

All names sourced on here, and also here.

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